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"Empire" Actor Charged with Felony Over Alleged False Report

Following several weeks of investigation by Chicago police—and due diligence by the Cook County State’s Attorney office—"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack last month.

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Brothers Tell Police that Jussie Smollett Paid them to Stage Attack

Two brothers—identified as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo—told police in Chicago that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage an attack orchestrated to look like a hate crime.

Virginia Trooper Killed in Gunfight During Drug Investigation

Trooper Lucas Dowell was killed while helping the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force search a home on Monday night.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer was with Another Officer When She Reportedly Died by Suicide

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday, "She was with a male individual whom she knew, they were coming home from an event together and he has been completely cooperative with police."

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Using Rental Scooter for Getaway

Turning a rental scooter on, as regular users know, requires a rider to use an app that contains their phone number, email address and credit card information.

British Police Investigate Drone Incursion at Heathrow Airport

Departures were halted at Heathrow Airport just west of London on Tuesday due to a reported drone incursion into the airspace.

Connecticut Department Still Reeling from First Fatal OIS in 20 Years

Until late last month, the Danbury (CT) Police Department had not had a fatal officer-involved shooting in two decades. Then, on December 29, an officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man and critically wounded the man's mother.

10 Things to Know About Polygraph Exams

The polygraph can be an extremely valuable tool for investigators if it's used properly by a qualified examiner.

New York Officers Return Wheelchair to Disabled Teen

Officers with the New York Police Department were able to located and return to a disabled teen her stolen wheelchair.

New Jersey Police Use Bait Packages to Catch Porch Pirates

Police in Jersey City are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.