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DOJ Accuses Portland, Seattle, and NYC Governments of Permitting Anarchy

"When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.

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DOJ Announces Grants for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program

The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has announced the award of $4.5 million in grants for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program.

California Engineer Accused of Derailing Train to Damage Navy Hospital Ship Over Coronavirus

The affidavit cited by the DOJ said Moreno admitted to crashing the train and suggested the ship "had an alternate purpose related to COVID-19 or a government takeover."

COPS Office Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Solicitation Deadlines Extended

The Department of Justice COPS Office has extended the solicitation deadline for several open grant programs due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants.

Alleged Texas White Supremacist Arrested Over Swatting Calls Against Virginia Targets

John Cameron Denton, 26, was charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and interstate threats to injure after he and several other co-conspirators planned multiple “swatting” calls from November 2018 to April 2019, the Department of Justice said.

Federal Court Rules Trump Can Withhold DOJ Grants from States Over Sanctuary Laws

The latest decision conflicts with rulings from other appeals courts across the country concerning sanctuary policies, indicating a Supreme Court review is ultimately likely.

LexisNexis Receives US DOJ Award to Provide Legal, Criminal Investigation Solutions

LexisNexis announced it was selected as a primary information provider to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve more than 44,000 attorneys, agents, analysts and professionals with legal and investigative technology solutions.

DOJ Unveils Presidential Law Enforcement Panel

Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that he has appointed 18 law enforcement officials to the newly created Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

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.