Law Enforcement

Homeland Security Department Prepares for Super Bowl Amid the Pandemic

“We’re seeing seamless cooperation in all levels of the government,” said one DHS official. 

GovExec Daily: The Post-COVID World in Corrections Systems

University of Texas' Michele Deitch joins the podcast to discuss how prisons and jails have dealt with the pandemic.

Biden Directs Justice Department Not to Renew Private Prisons Contracts 

“Privately operated criminal detention facilities consistently underperform federal facilities with respect to correctional services, programs and resources,” said the executive order. 

Will Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s Pick for Attorney General, Be Independent in that Role? History Says It’s Unlikely

History shows that attorneys general who are picked by – and serve at the pleasure of – the president are not as independent as they may be expected to be.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Goes Into National Lockdown Ahead of Inauguration 

The agency said the “precautionary” move was “not in response to any significant events” occurring inside its facilities.

Capitol Police Names First Woman to Lead as Acting Chief in the Wake of Insurrection

Yogananda Pittman, who is also the first Black person to head the law enforcement agency, assumed the role on Friday.

GovExec Daily: The 'Infamously Opaque' Capitol Police

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss why law enforcement was so unprepared for the insurrection at the Capitol.

D.C. Mayor Asks For More Inauguration Security

Multiple armed protests are reportedly being planned for later this month.

Democrats Ask Trump Administration to Name Names of Feds Participating in Racist, Sexist Group

Agency says it has taken sufficient disciplinary action, but wants to protect individuals’ privacy.

Riots Shine Light on ‘Infamously Opaque’ Capitol Police 

The 193-year old agency has a large budget and workforce, but lacks transparency mechanisms. 

Federal Agencies Respond to Riots at U.S. Capitol 

The Justice, Homeland Security and Interior departments are among those involved. 

Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Suspend Executions During Transition 

President-elect Biden seeks to get rid of the death penalty, but the Trump administration has not formally recognized him as the winner. 

FBI Association Says Director Wray Should Not Be Replaced Until His Term Is Up

The group that represents active and retired special agents sent letters to President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden making the case for continuity after the presidential election. 

New Eyewitness Accounts: Feds Didn’t Identify Themselves Before Opening Fire on Portland Antifa Suspect

Local law enforcement officers deputized as U.S. Marshals have given conflicting accounts of the shooting. Witnesses say they heard no warning before the agents shot Michael Reinoehl dead, an outcome President Trump termed “retribution.’’

GovExec Daily: Federal Police Militarization and Presence at Protests

Dr. Angelica Durán-Martínez joins the podcast to discuss federal agency police at demonstrations in Portland through the lens of her research.