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    (CNN)A team of Portland Police Bureau officers that responded to the city's violent summer of protests has disbanded because of what their union called a "politically driven" decision to indict a member on criminal charges. "Unfortunately, this decorated public servant has been caught in the crossfire of agenda-driven city leaders and a politicized criminal justice system," the Portland Police Association...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon announced Friday he will retire after more than three decades in law enforcement. His last day will be July 16.McMahon made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter."For the last 36 years, I've been blessed to work with some of the most dedicated and hard-working law enforcement professionals,"...
    A dog collar device triggered the brief closure of the front gate at CIA headquarters in Virginia Friday as law enforcement swarmed the scene to investigate.  The intelligence agency told Fox News the device was a remote control for a dog training collar.  "The investigation identified the small electronic device by our front gate to be a remote for a...
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    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Thursday signed a bill into law that will increase the punishment for protest-related crimes and strengthen legal protections for law enforcement. The new law, known as the "Back the Blue" bill, will make rioting a felony in Iowa as opposed to a misdemeanor. It will also increase legal penalties for blocking streets or highways, a...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a large number of calls about someone posing as a sheriff’s office leader and stating they have a warrant for the caller or someone in their family. The caller is then asking the person to pay for the warrant with gift cards or green dot cards and...
    Brevard County, Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey expressed disapproval Friday towards the Biden administration for having failed so far to visit the border and witness the migrant crisis firsthand. The sheriff told "Fox & Friends First," it's 'outrageous' that deputies from his state may reach the border before Vice President Kamala Harris does.   SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: It's outrageous that our...
    ST. AUGUSTINE (CBSMiami) – Law enforcement K-9s injured in the line of duty will now be able to be taken to a veterinary office for treatment in an ambulance. On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that provides emergency care for K-9s. READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Florida Girl Involved In Shootout With Deputies Will Be Charged As An...
                        Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is sending members of various law enforcement agencies throughout the state to Texas and Arizona to help combat the crisis at the Southern border. “Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Before sending law enforcement resources off to other states, many lawmakers, state leaders and activists are calling on the governor to send help closer to home. “So I think it’s the right thing to do, but I do also believe that what’s going on there is impacting communities all across the country that are not necessarily on...
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vowed to support law enforcement after signing legislation Thursday to make rioting a felony and establish qualified immunity that would protect police officers and state employees from being held responsible for monetary damages. The Back the Blue Act establishes an aggravated misdemeanor charge for “interference with public disorder control” and broadens state criminal code to...
    Florida law enforcement agencies will be working to assist with border security efforts in Texas and Arizona, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced at a press conference in Tallahassee. “They wanted support so that they could do what the federal government is either unwilling or unable to do,” DeSantis announced at a press conference where he was surrounded by law enforcement...
    Even as big tech companies such as Amazon limit their sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement, one company has not: Clearview AI, a facial recognition search engine that contains three billion images scraped from the internet.     More than 3,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies employ the software, which uses an advanced algorithm to identify and match faces, the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Elected officials, law enforcement and community activists continue to struggle with the question of what to do about the surge in violence. Several plans are in motion, but it’s not enough. That’s why Wednesday, rain or shine, they marched to stand for justice and stop the silence. READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Police-Involved Shooting In Davie “We...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida will send law enforcement to secure the southern border. DeSantis made the announcement at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, Florida, WFLA reported. NEW – Gov. DeSantis to send Florida law enforcement to assist at the southern border with Mexico. pic.twitter.com/L0nbgZJufB — Disclose.tv ???? (@disclosetv) June 16, 2021 “Today,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is deploying law enforcement officers to the United States-Mexico border to help mitigate the nation’s ongoing illegal immigration crisis. In an announcement on Wednesday, DeSantis said he will send officers with state law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist Texas and Arizona in helping stem illegal immigration into their communities....
    Gun control organizations have a long history of pandering to advance their objectives. This is only necessary because the American people have an even longer history of rejecting gun control. We’ve seen professional gun control activists try to tie their agenda to everything from COVID-19 to racism, and now they’ve pulled “police reform” under their ever-widening umbrella of “gun violence.”...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis signs law mandating daily moment of silence in Florida schools Sunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home Demings raises million after announcing Senate bid against Rubio MORE (R) announced on Wednesday that law enforcement officers from his state will be deployed to Texas and Arizona to address...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that several of the state’s law enforcement agencies will send personnel to Texas and Arizona to aid local authorities in addressing an immigration crisis at the southern border. DeSantis said the directive was a response to requests from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who asked other governors earlier this month...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland, announcing the administration's strategic plan for confronting domestic terrorism: 'We must adopt a broader societal response to tackle the problem's deeper roots.' With Attorney General Merrick Garland handling press duties, the Biden administration has announced its thoughtful, carefully prepared plan for attacking the problem of domestic terrorism, particularly the far-right variety that has posed the most...
    Biden calls for more prosecutors, analysts and agents in fight against domestic terrorism Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface The White House unveiled its plan for addressing domestic terrorism on Tuesday, rolling out a strategy that set goals and acknowledged challenges as much as it outlined specific steps for combating a growing threat. © Getty...
    Arizona Gov Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott want other states to send police officers to aid their law enforcement agencies and federal immigration officials in policing the nation’s southern border. In a letter from both governors, Ducey and Abbott wrote the surge in immigration from Mexico and Central American states is at a “crisis” level and they need...
    New U.S. immigration policy will expand work permits for migrants and offer deportation relief to some immigrants who become the victims of crimes while they wait for their visa cases to be reviewed. In a statement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that the updated policies would provide victims of crimes in the U.S. with quicker access to employment authorization...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Today, Pennsylvania Second Lady Gisele Fetterman called on people to support two bills that would help fund the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Pittsburgh, South Hills Supporters say the bills would help save dogs from puppy mills, help dogs suffering from abuse, and advocate for...
    A car drove into a crowd of protesters on Sunday night in Minneapolis, killing a woman and leaving another person injured, according to police. The incident occurred at 11:39 p.m. in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, where protests and riots have remained since law enforcement officers with the U.S. Marshalls fatally shot 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith earlier this month. ...
    Several weeks ago, President Biden made waves in the gun control drama with his announcement of a series of executive orders and his nomination of David Chipman to be the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  As former acting director of the ATF, I commend the president for acknowledging that the agency needs a Senate-confirmed...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As carjackers take on new tactics to try and steal your vehicle, security experts say the one thing that could help you stay safe and possibly help law enforcement is using your smart phone, in a smart way.As Chicago Police work to curb the city's carjacking problem, carjackers are finding other ways to try and steal your...
    Retired Tulsa police Sgt. Sean Larkin voiced his concern over a more hostile anti-police environment Saturday on "Watters’ World," noting the fears law enforcement officials in America experience amid a rise in crime and a push to make police the "bad guys."  "When I first started this job, I was told from the very beginning you are not going to...
                        Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) wrote a letter to the United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him to expand the DOJ investigation into Minnesota Police Departments. The investigation was initially requested for the Minneapolis police force after the death of George Floyd in May 2020, but Omar wants...
    The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association expressed "growing concern" about President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Kiran Ahuja, over her "embracement" of critical race theory.  "A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over millions of federal employees, including...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – During his border summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said because an increasing number of people are crossing the Texas border, the state will build its own barrier or wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas....
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland in a letter Friday to speak against "radical demands" to defund police in major cities that are seeing crime spikes ahead of what may be a "violent summer."  "In the face of deteriorating public safety in American communities, it confounds us, and...
    Loading the player... Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop. And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today. Mass protests and calls for reforming...
                        The Northern Lights Task Force in Minnesota arrested several people protesting Line 3 last weekend. Comments on social media led officers to believe that the protesters would be trying to confront law enforcement, leading to the arrest of up to 1,000 people. The Northern Lights Task Force said...
    The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzRep. Ilhan Omar faced criticism from several Democratic colleagues — including fellow Minnesotan Rep. Dean Phillips — over a Tweet she posted.Hello and welcome back...
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    CHICAGO (CBS) — A new scam has surfaced targeting people who are out of work. CBS 2’s Tara Molina has investigated these issues for more than a year now, and on Thursday, she talked to an expert who has a warning about a growing number of fake emails and texts. READ MORE: Teen Shot And Killed In Lawndale We’ve...
    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other law enforcement agencies on Thursday are taking part in a summit on security along the southern border. According to the governor, the summit in Del Rio will involve Texas sheriffs, police chiefs, county judges, mayors and landowners hearing from state officials on efforts to address the border crisis. READ...
    Lynda R. Williams is the president of NOBLE, which works to address community-police relations and issues facing Black officers. Middle Tennessee State Lynda Williams spent 29 years with the United States Secret Service before retiring in 2017. As president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, she now works to reform policing. Williams spoke with Insider...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities in Laredo, Texas, apprehended two fugitives this week who were both sought for child sex abuse. On Tuesday, officers screened Rodolfo Angel Tienda, 59, as he attempted to drive into the United States from Mexico through the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge port of entry. It was determined that Tienda, a U.S. Citizen,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The FBI, Dallas Police Department and other agencies are announcing a “significant” law enforcement action Thursday afternoon. Officials said the action will be taken to address violent crime in Dallas. Watch live starting at 2 p.m. in the video player above or on CBSN-DFW.
    Washington — The Interior Department's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that evidence it obtained "did not support a finding" that federal authorities forcibly cleared protesters from Lafayette Park last year so then-President Trump could walk from the White House and pose for a photo outside the historic St. John's Church. The watchdog, which examined the incident that...
    (CNN)Law enforcement's use of neck restraints such as chokeholds and strangleholds should be prohibited, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said Wednesday."The deaths of George Floyd, Eric Garner, and other instances where neck restraints were used by law enforcement have called into question whether these restraints are controllable, safe, and non-lethal," the organization, which represents neurologists and neuroscientists, said in...
    (CNN)Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and University of Mississippi Professor Linda Keena donated $1 million to the school in order to establish a new center focused on policing. The new Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi looks to "build relationships and share data with policing agencies as well as use the data to enhance the preparation...
    The Washington Post, among other mainstream media organizations, created the false impression that President Donald Trump ordered Lafayette Square cleared with “tear gas” to remove “peaceful protesters” for a “photo-op” last June 1. SUPERCUT: A look back at how cable news went all in on the debunked narrative that President Trump gassed peaceful protesters for a "photo op." pic.twitter.com/4pS4aQ8hpc — Daily...
    Loading the player... The FBI launched the National Use of Force Data Collection program in 2019 to provide reliable statistics on law enforcement use-of-force incidents. Despite a presidential order, for the second year in a row, only 27 percent of police departments have supplied the data.  As a result, The Washington Post reports that the database will only list...