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Tag: Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Sessions Restricted DOJ Use of Consent Decrees Before Leaving Office
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
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns
Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general effective immediately after being asked to do so by President Trump, sources say.
November 7, 2018
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
Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms
"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.
October 10, 2018
DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019
"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
AG Sessions Announces Release of Cyber-Digital Task Force Report
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
FBI Announces Significant Arrests in Cyber Sting Operation
Operation ‘Wire Wire’ was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
June 11, 2018
Suspect Accused of Burning Deputy’s Body After Killing Him
Steven Joshua Wiggins has been arraigned on federal and state charges that could be punishable by death.
June 8, 2018
AG Sessions to Address School Resource Officers at NASRO Conference
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to address school resource officers (SROs) from around the nation June 25, during the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Safety Conference in Reno, NV.
June 1, 2018
Candlelight Vigil Honored 360 Fallen Officers at the National Memorial
The names of 360 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 129 who died in 2017—were formally dedicated on Sunday evening, during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
May 14, 2018
Sessions Moves to Criminalize Possession of Bump Stocks
Firearm bump stocks would have to be surrendered, destroyed or made inoperable under a ban proposed by the Justice Department.
March 29, 2018
Sacramento Sheriff Tells Trump About Spectacular Failures in California
"There are spectacular failures every single day around California, and I’m sure beyond, of folks that ICE wants as part of their priority, criminals, that are going to go out and at a known recidivism rate and victimize other folks that we’re unable to capture, apprehend and keep detained for deportation," Scott told Trump.
March 22, 2018
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