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House Passes Federal Law Enforcement Protection Legislation

The House of Representatives passed the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act, which would ensure federal LEOs could carry their government-issued firearms and credentials during a government shutdown or furlough.

May 12, 2016

FLEOA Urges Passage of Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act

Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) pledged its full support for the passage of the Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act. According to FLEOA, this bill would remedy an oversight in the 2006 Pension Protection Act by providing federal officers with the same tax protections that their state and local counterparts receive.

April 16, 2015

FLEOA Rebuts Attack on Federal LEOs' Pay

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has announced its opposition to Representative Rice's PAID Act (H.R. 1137) and labeled it another ill‐advised attack on the pay of federal law enforcement officers.

March 17, 2015

ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposal

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban popular ammunition that can pierce police body armor, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.

March 10, 2015

Sanctuary for the Bad Guys

Sanctuary for the Bad Guys

This fatally flawed law has effectively neutered ICE's 48-hour detainer requests for prisoners housed in the city's largest jail (Riker's Island).

December 21, 2014

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?

Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?

Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.

August 26, 2014

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

November 7, 2013

Video: Suspect Killed In Tampa-Area Gun Battle

Video: Suspect Killed In Tampa-Area Gun Battle

A Tampa-area sexual assault suspect who fired at police vehicles pursuing him Friday during a sprawling manhunt has died following a gun battle with officers in front of a Waffle House on U.S. 301.

September 6, 2013

Protecting the Children

Protecting the Children

FLEOA does not support anyone using the Second Amendment as a scapegoat for the Newtown tragedy. Instead, FLEOA is recommending a Safety Summit that includes law enforcement, the NRA, and legislators.

February 20, 2013

Lawsuit Filed In Ambush of ICE Agents In Mexico

Lawsuit Filed In Ambush of ICE Agents In Mexico

The family of a U.S. Customs Enforcement agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to hold the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants accountable in the attack.

February 13, 2013

ATF Investigates Car Bomb That Injured Lawyer, Two Sons

An ATF spokesman said he believes the vehicle that blew up was a Volvo, though investigators don't know if the bomb was under the vehicle or inside it. Authorities also are unsure if the device was on a timer.

September 21, 2011

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