One in Custody After DEA Agent Hit by Suspect's Car
December 8, 2014
Police were called to the area of 8200 block of South Kedzie Avenue following a report of shots fired about 12:50 p.m., and found that a law enforcement officer had been injured during a drug investigation when he was hit by a suspect's vehicle, according to Police News Affairs.
Federal agents and officers assigned to work with the DEA were acting on information that a driver
Off-Duty DEA Agent Killed In Colombia Robbery
June 21, 2013
James "Terry" Watson was killed late Thursday in Colombia's capital city. Watson was on temporary duty in Bogota. He had been assigned to the DEA's Cartagena field office.
"We are all saddened by this devastating loss of a member of the DEA family," said Michele Leonhart, DEA administrator. "Terry was a brave and talented DEA special agent who served our agency for 13 years
Glock Donates $30,000 to DEA Survivors Benefit Fund
October 29, 2014
Administration's Survivors Benefit Fund (DEASBF) received a donation of $30,000 from Glock Inc., on Monday, Oct. 27, at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The DEASBF was established to provide for the families of fallen DEA agents. The Fund provides finances for the college education of children who
FLEOA Denounces Bill to Change Federal LEOs' Pensions as Un-American
March 6, 2015
, USMS, DEA, USSS and others from 65 different federal agencies?" asked Adler.
After releasing his bill, Congressman Westerman issued the following statement: “The bill ensures that the program employees of the federal government have paid into for their careers is available in retirement and sustainable for future generations.”
FLEOA maintains if Congress does its job
FLEOA Defends DEA Administrator Leonhart Against the Marijuana Policy Project’s Petition
January 28, 2014
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its full support for the leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and slammed the Marijuana Policy Project's (MPP) petition that calls for President Obama to replace her. According to FLEOA, the pot
Ex-Soldiers Arrested In DEA Murder Plot
September 27, 2013
Two former U.S. Army solders who planned to kill a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and informant for Colombian drug lords have been arrested and are being returned to New York to face charges, the DEA announced today.
Joseph Manuel Hunter, nicknamed "Rambo," is charged with recruiting a team of former military snipers
LAPD: DEA Stymied Homicide Probe
December 21, 2012
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation, according to LAPD records.
The LAPD's homicide investigation has effectively stalled, and officials said in documents reviewed
Judge Awards $3M to Family of Teen Slain by DEA Agent
August 22, 2013
had headed to the parking lot to meet a friend, who was being detained by task force officers who suspected him of breaking into vehicles. Champommier struck a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy while driving his mother's vehicle. A DEA agent then fatally shot the teen.
U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said shooting at Champommier would not have helped the predicament of the DEA
SASRAD Awarded U.S. Army Contract
January 9, 2015
the SAS-Hitech-Xpose Miniature handheld Contraband Detector (otherwise known as a density meter) and Ultimate field repairable fiberscope as well as other items for inspection and search procedures.
This success follows a series of contracts for specialized SASRAD kits and equipment from U.S. Government entities such as: The Department of Defense, DEA, U.S. State Department for Overseas
Supreme Court To Hear Case of Gamblers Who Sued DEA Agent
March 5, 2013
at an airport.
Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Anthony Walden confiscated $97,000 in winnings and gambling seed money from Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson, a pair of Las Vegas-based professional gamblers. The two had allegedly been making their way home from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2006 when suspicious DEA agents in San Juan alerted Walden to the cash.
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