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NYPD Custody Procedures Questioned After Escapes

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that a suspect's recent escape from a police interrogation room in the Bronx amounted to "gross negligence" on the part of the detectives guarding him. Kelly ordered a review of how people in custody are handled in more than 100 police buildings.

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Federal WTC Report Says Fireproofing Needed

Improved fireproofing "hardened" to withstand the catastrophic impact of a plane should be included in high-risk buildings in the wake of the World Trade Center collapse, a federal study says.

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House Votes to Split Up INS

After years of frustration, the House voted to overhaul the Immigration and Naturalization Service, splitting up its law enforcement and service roles into separate bureaus within the Justice Department.

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Bank Robberies on Rise as FBI Shifts Focus

Bank robbery is on the rise across the nation, especially the more violent versions of it. Yet the Federal Bureau of Investigation is distracted by a bigger battle: the war on terrorism.

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Child Porn Ban Ruled Too Vague

The Supreme Court struck down a congressional ban on virtual child pornography Tuesday, ruling that the First Amendment protects pornography or other sexual images that only appear to depict real children engaged in sex.