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DOJ Announces Plan to Track Police Officer Suicides

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it will begin collecting data on police officer suicides, and will provide grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to improve mental health services, train to reduce the stigma of officers seeking help, and create programs to address repeated exposure to stress and trauma.

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Justice Department Launches Crackdown on Crime in 7 Cities

The initiative will boost federal law enforcement resources in Albuquerque, N.M.; Baltimore; Cleveland; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Milwaukee — all cities with violent crime levels higher than the national average.

Thomson Reuters to Provide DOJ with Legal and Investigative Tools

Thomson Reuters announced it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide its leading legal research and investigative technology tools to the Department of Justice professionals.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Accuse Former Ferguson Officer of Murdering Michael Brown

Two candidates running for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination have accused former Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson of "murdering" Michael Brown in a controversial 2014 police shooting. The shooting was ruled justified by both the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice.

DOJ COPS Grants Application Process Expected to Open Soon

On July 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in the City of Los Angeles v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, lifting the nationwide injunction on COPS Hiring Program and the Microgrants.

DOJ Will Not Charge NYPD Officer Over Garner Death

The Department of Justice will not bring criminal charges against the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, citing insufficient evidence, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

DOJ Announces $70M for School Safety, $64M for Criminal Record Systems

The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems