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The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative

May 14, 2013

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

Feds Charge Boston Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013
Federal authorities charged the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against people and property. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has not announced whether prosecutors would pursue the death penalty.

National Campus Safety Center Approved

March 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice agreed to create a national campus safety center that would train agency personnel, encourage research, and disseminate relevant campus public safety information.

15 Officers Awarded Medal of Valor

February 21, 2013
Fifteen law enforcement officers were awarded the Medal of Valor for their heroic acts during a Wednesday ceremony at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder handed out the honor.

Biden: Gun Control Proposals To Come Tuesday

January 10, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden will present proposals for new gun-control regulations to President Obama by Tuesday, he told reporters Thursday.

Biden, Holder Meet with Officers On Gun Violence

December 20, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with law enforcement leaders Thursday to begin discussions about reducing gun violence.

Federal Civil Rights Probe Targets Albuquerque PD

November 27, 2012
The Department of Justice launched a civil rights probe of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department Tuesday focusing on officers' use of force.

Mandatory Body Armor Policies Increase

November 19, 2012
A rising number of law enforcement officers are required to wear body armor after two consecutive years in which police were being killed by gunfire with increasing frequency, a new Justice Department study has found.

Obama Retains Holder for Second Term

November 13, 2012
President Barack Obama has asked Eric Holder to stay on as Attorney General and Holder has agreed.

Eric Holder May Quit AG Job

November 8, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of law students Thursday he may not have enough "gas left in the tank" to continue as President Obama's top law enforcement leader.

Parents of Slain Border Agent Call DOJ Report a 'Cover Up'

September 21, 2012
The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.

Eric Holder Held In Contempt of Congress

June 29, 2012
The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress late Thursday, making him the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt.

House Committee Holds Holder In Contempt

June 20, 2012
A House committee investigating the "Fast and Furious" gun operation voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, after President Obama refused to release documents pertaining to the case.

House Committee Sets Contempt Vote for Holder

June 11, 2012
The House Oversight Committee will vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents relating to the "Fast and Furious" gun operation.

Police Week Vigil Honors Sacrifice of Fallen Officers

May 13, 2012
This year's National Police Week's candlelight vigil paid homage to the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2011 and as far back as 1852.

Holder: No Cover-up In 'Fast & Furious'

February 2, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder vigorously denied a "cover-up" by the Justice Department over "Operation Fast and Furious," telling a House panel investigating the botched gun-running program that he has nothing to hide and suggesting the probe is a "political" effort to embarrass the administration.

State of the Union: Obama Announces New Enforcement Units

January 25, 2012
President Barack Obama announced the creation of law enforcement units to combat mortgage fraud and unfair trade practices in his State of the Union speech. He also said he wants "new lightweight vests for cops and soldiers that can stop any bullet."

Eric Holder Regrets Border Agent's Killing, Says ATF Link Not Clear

November 10, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder told skeptical Republican senators this week that he regretted the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in December 2010, but didn't acknowledge it was connected to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' botched Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder Agrees to Testify About Fast and Furious

October 31, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder will appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8 to explain when he was aware of ATF's "gunwalking" operation.

Rep. Issa Subpoenas Holder on Fast and Furious

October 12, 2011
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) subpoenaed Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday for documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun tracking operation.
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