The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.
November 18, 2021
“This is not about one particular officer, policy or incident," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a statement. “Rather, this is about reforming the entire institution of policing in Columbus.”
September 9, 2021
The case studies provide an in-depth look at civilian oversight in Atlanta, Cambridge, MA, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
August 11, 2021
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) president Sherrilyn Ifill said the Justice Department needs to deploy a potentially powerful tool at its disposal to combat racial discrimination: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
April 26, 2021
The Department of Justice COPS Office has extended the solicitation deadline for several open grant programs due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants.
March 18, 2020
The United States Department of Justice will provide nearly $17 million in funding for counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal assistance for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.
December 4, 2018
The document reflected Sessions’s staunch support for law enforcement and his belief that overzealous civil rights lawyers under the Obama administration vilified the local police.
November 9, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.
October 15, 2018
The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems
October 4, 2018
Three convicted hackers—22-year-old Paras Jha, 21-year-old Josiah White, and 22-year-old Dalton Norman—continue to cooperate with the FBI on cybercrime and cybersecurity matters, as well as continued cooperation with and assistance to law enforcement and the broader research community, according to a DOJ press release.
September 21, 2018
U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued the injunction against the Department of Justice in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles in July seeking to prevent the government from awarding federal police grants based on cooperation with immigration enforcement.
September 17, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.
August 30, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.
August 28, 2018
In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore — who leads DOJ's Civil Rights Division — Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that "if not appropriately implemented, use of the technology may threaten the life and liberty of Americans with crushing force."
August 20, 2018
The report provides "a comprehensive assessment of the cyber-enabled threats confronting the nation, and catalogues the ways in which the Department of Justice combats those threats," according to a DOJ press release.
July 27, 2018