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FBI Treating Philly Officer's Shooting as Terror Attack

January 14, 2016
Police say Yeadon resident Edward Archer told them he was acting in the name of Islam when he opened fire on Officer Jesse Hartnett's marked cruiser on Jan. 7 at a Philadelphia intersection. The officer was wounded.

President Seeks to Boost FBI, ATF Staff as Part of Executive Action on Guns

January 7, 2016
The President proposed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would both see additional staff hired to enhance background checks and to enforce gun laws.

Suspect Wanted for Disarming Nebraska Officer Shoots Self on Sioux Reservation

January 7, 2016
Authorities say a man sought after assaulting and disarming a police officer shot himself as officers tried to arrest him on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska.

In Oregon, Law Enforcement Faces Dilemma in Confronting Armed Group

January 4, 2016
The F.B.I. said in a statement that while state and local agencies would remain involved in the episode in rural Harney County, the bureau would take the lead. The law enforcement presence in the area appeared to be minimal, and no effort was made to keep the occupiers of buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from coming and going as they pleased.

State's Attorney Calls in FBI to Assist in Investigation of Chicago Police Shooting

January 1, 2016
The State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, has asked for FBI assistance in the police shooting of a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman.

Threat That Closed Down L.A. Schools Appears to Be a Hoax

December 15, 2015
The threat that prompted Los Angeles Unified School District officials to close all schools Tuesday appears to be a hoax, a U.S. congressman on the House Intelligence Committee said.

San Bernardino Shooters Planned Bigger Attack, Investigators Believe

December 11, 2015
FBI agents will probably spend days searching Seccombe Lake and canvassing the neighborhood for clues after receiving a tip that the couple may have visited the area on the day of the attack, according to David Bowdich, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office.

FBI: Texas Mohammed Cartoon Event Attacker Sent Encrypted Texts to Overseas Terrorists

December 11, 2015
“We have no idea what he said because those messages were encrypted,” Comey said. “And to this day, I can’t tell you what he said with that terrorist 109 times the morning of that attack. That is a big problem. We have to grapple with it.”

California Massacre Probed as Terrorism, FBI says

December 4, 2015
San Bernardino, CA, shooter Syed Rizwan Farook had contact with people from at least two terrorist organizations overseas, including the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in Syria, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

California Massacre Suspects Could Have Domestic and Foreign Terror Links

December 3, 2015
But authorities told NBC News on Thursday that Farook appeared to have been radicalized. They said he had been in touch with people in the Los Angeles area who have expressed jihadist-oriented views.

14 Dead in California Mass Shooting

December 2, 2015
The assailants who attacked a San Bernardino, CA, office building Wednesday morning killed at least 14 people and left another 14 wounded, the city's police chief said.

FBI Elite Teams Monitoring ISIS Suspects in the U.S.

November 27, 2015
These elite FBI teams are reserved for espionage, mob violence and high-priority terrorism cases, like a joint terrorism task force case last June, where a 26-year-old suspect, Usaama Rahim, was killed outside a Massachusetts CVS.

Connecticut City Called Model for Police-Minority Relations

November 17, 2015
New Haven, CT, is a model for the nation in improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities that have frayed following highly publicized violence by police, FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

FBI Going Back to 9mm Ammunition

November 2, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is returning to the ammunition caliber it labeled ineffective and blamed for the deaths of two of its agents during a 1986 shootout in Miami — the 9mm jacketed hollow-point luger.

Video: South Carolina Sheriff Asks FBI to Investigate SRO Incident Captured on Video

October 27, 2015
On Tuesday, a day after the incident, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Justice Department to conduct an investigation of Monday's incident at Spring Valley High School.

FBI Warns that Anarchists Plan to Ambush Officers on Halloween

October 27, 2015
The extremist group – known as the National Liberation Militia – has proposed a “Halloween Revolt” that encourages supporters to cause a disturbance to attract police and then viciously attack them, the FBI said.

South Carolina Sheriff Asks FBI to Investigate SRO Incident Captured on Video

October 27, 2015
On Tuesday, a day after the incident, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Justice Department to conduct an investigation of Monday's incident at Spring Valley High School. More Here.

FBI Director Calls for Communication Between Police and Black Lives Matter

October 26, 2015
Comey said that police and the black community need to “get up close, where it is hard to hate” in order to better understand each other.

Where is the Clinton Cloth for Cops?

October 22, 2015

Officers who use their personal email accounts for official business risk punishment for any derogatory business-related statements made on personal email. 

FBI: 51 Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed in 2014

October 19, 2015
The felonious deaths of the 51 officers—all males—occurred in 24 states and Puerto Rico. The figure represents a significant increase over the number that occurred in 2013, when 27 officers were killed, but is lower than the numbers from 2009 (56 officers) and 2005 (55 officers).
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