Oversight

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.

Management

D.C. Mayor Asks For More Inauguration Security

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

Management

Riots Shine Light on ‘Infamously Opaque’ Capitol Police 

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

Management

Federal Agencies Respond to Riots at U.S. Capitol 

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

Management

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. 

Management

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. 

Tech

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.’’

Oversight

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.

Management

Federal Prisons Will Resume Social Visits By October 3

Worries about the Bureau of Prison's ability to keep staff and inmates safe during the pandemic persist.

Management

FBI Will Relocate 1,500 Staff to Alabama Next Year

The moves will take place regardless of what the future holds for the bureau’s Washington headquarters.

Management

Federal Bureau of Prisons Spent $3M on Unproven UV Coronavirus Sanitizing Portals 

The gates intended to disinfect staff as they enter facilities haven’t been studied enough to know if they are safe or effective, union says in complaint to IG.  

Oversight

After a Year of Investigation, the Border Patrol Has Little to Say About Agents’ Misogynistic and Racist Facebook Group

The Border Patrol vowed a full accounting after ProPublica revealed hateful posts in the private Facebook group. Now congressional investigators say the agency is blocking them and revealing little about its internal investigation.

Management

GovExec Daily: The State of Federal Law Enforcement and Protests

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the deployment of Federal Protective Service officers.

Workforce

9/11 First Responder Brains Are 10 Years ‘Older’ Than Normal

First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.

Management

Senate GOP’s Coronavirus Relief Package Would Fund Controversial Plan to Rebuild FBI Headquarters in D.C.

The Trump administration in 2017 scrapped a decade-long plan to reconstruct the facility in the Washington suburbs. 

Management

Analysis: 4 Lawsuits that Challenge Trump’s Federal Agents in Portland Test Issues Other Cities Will Likely Face

The lawsuits filed in Portland sparked by the presence of federal law enforcement agents sent there by President Trump are a preview of the legal battles to come in cities across the U.S.

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