Law Enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

BANGOR, Maine  | Law enforcement pays tribute to fallen deputy in Maine

BANGOR, Maine — A sheriff’s deputy in Maine is being laid to rest with words from his grief-stricken son, music from his old band, and a flyover by law enforcement aircraft. An estimated 3,600 people including hundreds of law enforcement officers paid tribute Monday to Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole with one of the largest … Continue reading BANGOR, Maine  | Law enforcement pays tribute to fallen deputy in Maine

Kansas law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications Saturday, April 28th

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas law enforcement officers at locations across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, April 28, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse.  Since the … Continue reading Kansas law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications Saturday, April 28th

TRENTON, Fla. | Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

TRENTON, Fla. | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Authorities say two Florida sheriff’s deputies were shot dead through the window of a Chinese restaurant by a man who then killed himself. The shooter was identified as a man from a small town just up the road from the restaurant, and his motive wasn’t immediately known, but the … Continue reading TRENTON, Fla. | Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

MOSCOW | Russian prosecutors reveal plot to disrupt World Cup

MOSCOW  | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Russia’s chief prosecutor says law enforcement agencies have thwarted an alleged plot by right-wing soccer fans to derail events at the World Cup. Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika’s report to the upper house of parliament says the suspected organizers envisaged engaging members of the radical soccer fan group T.O.Y.S. to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian prosecutors reveal plot to disrupt World Cup

WASHINGTON | Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee to cooperate with DOJ probe

WASHINGTON | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The computer expert who alleges a trove of Facebook data was improperly used to help President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election says he will cooperate with a Justice Department investigation. Christopher Wylie is a whistleblower and former employee of the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee to cooperate with DOJ probe

AG Jeff Sessions Announces Results of J-Code’s First Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Trafficking on the Darknet

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Tuesday, April 3rd, the Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced the results of a four-day long, nationwide law enforcement operation, called Operation Disarray, which targeted vendors and buyers of opioids and cocaine on the Darknet.  This operation was the first coordinated action by the new Joint Criminal … Continue reading AG Jeff Sessions Announces Results of J-Code’s First Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Trafficking on the Darknet

Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as “the outcry of a very challenged young man,” the remark caused an outcry of its own. Because the bomber was white, some people almost immediately questioned whether the same level of compassion would have been … Continue reading Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race