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FBI Marks 30th Anniversary of Deadly Miami Shootout

April 12, 2016
Thirty years ago, FBI agents Ben Grogan and Jerry Dove died in a vicious gun battle with two heavily armed suspected bank robbers in Miami-Dade’s Suniland area, which is now part of Pinecrest. It’s described as the bloodiest shootout in FBI history. More Here.

Video: FBI Marks 30th Anniversary of Deadly Miami Shootout

April 12, 2016
Thirty years ago, FBI agents Ben Grogan and Jerry Dove died in a vicious gun battle with two heavily armed suspected bank robbers in Miami-Dade’s Suniland area, which is now part of Pinecrest. It’s described as the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

Cybercriminals Targeting Police, Hospitals, Schools for Ransom

April 12, 2016
But if this happens to your agency, don't expect the ransom to be $350. So-called ransomware attacks have surged so sharply that the FBI says hacking victims in the United States have paid more than $209 million in ransom payments in the first three months of this year, compared with $25 million in all of 2015. The FBI has not reported any arrests.

Hundreds of Requests to Unlock Phones Flood FBI

April 11, 2016
At the same time the FBI was struggling to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, the agency was being inundated with requests from state and local law enforcement seeking help accessing the contents of hundreds of encrypted or damaged cellphones linked to unrelated criminal investigations scattered across the country

FBI to Help Unlock Arkansas Murder Victim's iPhone

March 31, 2016
In what might be a landmark decision for state and local law enforcement, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case—a decision that will likely have agencies all over the country asking for help in similar cases.

FBI Unlocks San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone, Drops Apple Legal Fight

March 28, 2016
Federal officials said Monday that they have unlocked the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters and are dropping a request in front of a federal judge that sought to force Apple to help with that effort.

FBI Agents Under Investigation for Shots Fired in Oregon Standoff Arrest

March 8, 2016
FBI agents involved in the traffic stop that led to the killing of one of the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge are under investigation for not disclosing they fired shots that missed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

FLEOA Blasts Apple's Refusal to Cooperate With FBI

February 18, 2016
Following Apple Inc.'s refusal of a duly issued federal court order to assist the FBI in the procurement of data from the phones of the terrorist attackers in the San Bernardino, CA, shooting, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association National President Nathan Catura issued the following statement.

Here's Why the FBI Forcing Apple to Break Into an iPhone Is a Big Deal

February 17, 2016
When U.S. Magistrate Sheri Pym ruled that Apple must help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the killers in the San Bernardino, CA, shootings, the tech world shuddered. Apple's CEO doesn't want to create a "backdoor" to let the FBI in.

FBI Arrests 46 Georgia Correctional Officers in Drug Trafficking Sting

February 11, 2016
The probe found that prison guards and staff were smuggling contraband such as liquor, tobacco, and cell phones into the cell blocks for money. Inmates used the illegal cell phones to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

Standoff Ends at Oregon Wildlife Refuge, Suspects Surrender to FBI

February 11, 2016
Agents "moved to contain" the holdouts Wednesday night after one allegedly drove outside previously-established barricades and then back in at high speed when approached by the FBI, the bureau said in a statement.

Because of Encryption FBI Can't Unlock San Bernardino Terrorists' Phones

February 11, 2016
Months after the tragic shooting at a health clinic in San Bernardino, FBI agents are still unable to unlock the phone used by one of the attackers, according to new statements by FBI director James Comey.

FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

February 9, 2016
The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access.

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data

February 9, 2016
A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for thousands of FBI employees, after leaking similar data about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday.

9mm vs. .40 Caliber

January 22, 2016

The FBI announced it was planning to swap out the .40 S&W pistols and ammunition now used by its agents and replace them with 9mm pistols and ammo. It's time to look at the real-world performance of 9mm and .40 S&W rounds in terms of wound ballistics.

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.
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