Law Enforcement

Senator Seeks Information on ‘Rogue’ Commerce Department Unit

The Investigative and Threat Management Service is alleged to have targeted department employees and wrongly engaged in counterintelligence operations. 

DHS Begins Deploying Body Cameras for Some Border-Based Law Enforcement Personnel

CBP will issue cameras to only a fraction of CBP personnel, who will maintain discretion in activating them.

New Justice Communications Policy Strives for Independence from Political Influence 

The White House also released its policy for communications with agencies and departments. 

Democrats Look to Redirect Homeland Security Hiring After Trump Era

Lawmakers advance funding measure that would slash the number of law enforcement officers at the department.

Interior Launches Probe Into Role of Law Enforcement at Department

Task force will review policies in wake of forceful tactics used by Interior law enforcement during protests last year.

President’s Authority Over DOJ Jeopardizes Independence

How much influence should a president have over the Justice Department? The answer is central to the success of America’s democratic experiment.

Inside William Barr’s Breakup With Trump

In the final months of the administration, the doggedly loyal attorney general finally had enough.

Biden Doesn’t Have an Answer to America’s Crime Spike

The president has few levers he can pull on to reduce the country’s murder rate.

As Justice Dept Moves to Equip Its Officers with Body Cameras, IG Warns It's 'Unprepared'

Auditors expect implementation challenges with body cameras for federal officers due to inexperience.

FBI Director Makes the Case for Increased Staffing

He touts the bureau’s low attrition rate and high number of applicants. 

Budget Request for Federal Prisons Agency Isn’t Enough, Union Says

Agency argues the president’s request “provides sufficient funding to cover ...cost increases in pay and benefits, rent costs, and prison and detention operations.” 

There Have Been Huge Gaps in FBI Hate Crime Data for Years. A New Law Aims to Fix That.

A lack of reliable hate crime data has left authorities with neither a complete understanding of such incidents nor the tools needed to address them, ProPublica reported. A bill Biden just signed will start to address that.

Watchdog Warns of Possible Security Weaknesses at Some Federal Prisons

Inmate escapes put communities at risk and increase chances of smuggling contraband into facilities, said the Justice inspector general. 

Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst Can Pass Their Military Sexual Assault Bill — They Just Need a Senate Vote

The senators have a bipartisan measure to put independent prosecutors, not military commanders, in charge of serious crimes.