The Focused Intervention Team joins an increasingly crowded field of initiatives aimed at curbing a surge in shootings and homicides. That includes the police bureau’s team dedicated to investigating gun crimes, a federal task force led by the FBI, federally deputized Portland police officers, and $6 million allocated to non-police interventions.
November 29, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Department is set to downsize its robbery and homicide division as part of a series of moves aimed to address defunding challenges. The cuts come as homicides spiked by about 25% this year compared with 2019.
November 9, 2020
The New York Police Department sent detectives to a City Council meeting on Wednesday to deliver a message to the governing body that the database they use to keep track of gang members is essential in keeping gang violence tamped down.
June 14, 2018
President Trump signed a number of Executive Orders aimed at curbing the uptick in violence against law enforcement, reducing rising crime rates, and enforcing federal law to thwart transnational criminal organizations. In response, FLEOA issued the following statement.
February 10, 2017
Active shooter incidents in the United States continue to rise in frequency, with new FBI statistics showing the highest average of incidents ever in a two-year period.
June 17, 2016
Los Angeles police will send more than 100 elite Metropolitan Division officers into South L.A. as part of its effort to quell a surge in homicides, the LAPD said Thursday.
September 3, 2015
Despite the high number of shootings, McCarthy applauded the officers for working 12-hour tours and the department for taking the "extraordinary step" of employing 30% more officers on the streets than usual.
July 6, 2015
Between a 2011 shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., that left four people dead and the 2013 attack on the Washington Navy Yard where 12 people were killed, a mass shooting occurred somewhere in America once every 64 days, on average.
June 22, 2015
Ray Martinez, an LAPD detective, is seeing fewer fatal drive-by shootings. When Martinez goes behind the yellow tape, he's more commonly working on cases where a gunman has walked straight up to the victim — a walk-up shooting.
March 27, 2015
Matthew Ranson, an environmental economist at Cambridge-based Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting firm, predicts that over the remainder of this century, rising temperatures in the United States will lead to an additional 22,000 murders.
March 3, 2014
If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.
January 3, 2014
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the Chicago PD on Wednesday.
January 2, 2014
As of Dec. 1, homicides have dropped 20 percent in the city, records show, while burglaries and robberies have also fallen significantly. Overall crime is down 14 percent.
December 5, 2013
As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage.
August 6, 2013
The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.
June 26, 2012