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AG Garland Tells Police Organizations to Expect Many More Federal Investigations of Agencies

Garland described the so-called pattern-or-practice investigations as a return to the sort of oversight the Trump administration sharply curtailed, one of the people said.

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AG Garland Announces Federal Investigation of Minneapolis PD

“The investigation I am announcing today will assess whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force, including during protests,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a press conference.

Feds Will Not Charge Cleveland Officers Involved in 2014 Tamir Rice Shooting

The DOJ announced that career prosecutors reviewing the federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against the Cleveland Police officers involved in the incident.

The Biden Threat to Law Enforcement

Police departments are now on notice: they may expect a knock on the door at any time from a Washington attorney, demanding truckloads of documents as the prelude to years of federal interference and budget-busting compliance rules and fees

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.

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.

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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.

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