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DOJ: Louisville Police Practices Unconstitutional
The report says some of the LMPD’s unconstitutional practices included unjustified neck restraints, unreasonable uses of dogs and tasers, unlawful searches without knocking or announcing or searches with invalid warrants, unlawful practices during traffic
March 8, 2023
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DOJ Launches Investigation of MA Police Department
The investigation of the Worcester Police Department will include a comprehensive review of policies, procedures, trainings, investigatory files, and data.
November 16, 2022
DOJ Busts Half Billion Dollar Catalytic Converter Theft Ring
Six people of DG Auto are accused of buying the stolen parts and "de-canning" them to extract the powdered metals—rhodium, platinum, and palladium—and sell them to a metal refinery. They allegedly made about $545 million from the process, the Justice Department said.
November 3, 2022
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Justice Department Investigating NYPD’s Special Victims Division
DOJ said in a press release the investigation will include a comprehensive review of the policies, procedures and training for SVD investigations of sexual assault crimes, including how SVD interacts with survivors and witnesses, collects evidence and completes investigations...
June 30, 2022
Justice Department to Review Uvalde Active Shooter Response
“The goal of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and respond to active shooter events,” Anthony Coley, a spokesperson for the U.S. Justice Department, wrote in a statement Sunday.
May 30, 2022
Justice Department Announces $45 Million in Police Grants
The Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS Office) CPD funds are used to help law enforcement implement community policing through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.
May 10, 2022
Justice Department Creates Online Portal for Police Research
Officials described the “National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab” as an attempt to compile a one-stop shop of information and best practices that are scattered across federal agencies and outside organizations. The goal is to create a road map for police departments seeking to implement reforms.
April 27, 2022
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
DOJ Prohibits Its Officers from Carotid Restraints and Restricts No-Knock Warrants
Under the new policy, the department’s law enforcement components will be prohibited from using “chokeholds” and “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, that is “when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”
September 14, 2021
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AG Garland Announces New Rules Regulating Consent Decree Monitors
Monitoring teams — usually composed of former police officials, lawyers, academics and police-reform consultants — have typically billed local taxpayers between $1 million and $2 million per year. Some consultants have served on federal oversight teams in more than one city at the same time, drawing criticism over conflicts of interest.
September 13, 2021
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
DOJ Releases Resources on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Agencies
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
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