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Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring

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

Mayor Asks DOJ COPS Office to Review Columbus Police

Mayor Asks DOJ COPS Office to Review Columbus Police

“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

NAACP Wants Federal Grants to Police Suspended

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

DOJ Awards Nearly $17 M to Las Vegas Shooting Survivors

DOJ Awards Nearly $17 M to Las Vegas Shooting Survivors

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

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

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

FBI Turns 3 Hackers into Assets Assisting in Anti-Hacking Investigations

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

Judge Rules DOJ Cannot Withhold Anti-Gang Money from Sanctuary Cities

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

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

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

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019
Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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

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