Law Enforcement

Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Freddie Armando Butler Sentenced to Prison for Threat to Law Enforcement

DES MOINES, Iowa (STL.News) – On March 13, 2019, Freddie Armando Butler, age 31 of Des Moines was sentenced to 24 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for making a false bomb threat to the Baker County, Oregon Sheriff, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Butler was sentenced by … Continue reading Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Freddie Armando Butler Sentenced to Prison for Threat to Law Enforcement

Michigan News: Michigan Needs More Qualified Police Officers, See if You Have What it Takes

KALAMAZOO, MI (STL.News) – Community members interested in training for a career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming information sessions about Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Police Officer Training Academy.  There is currently a state-wide shortage of certified and qualified police officers.  The next training academy, the college’s 88th, begins August … Continue reading Michigan News: Michigan Needs More Qualified Police Officers, See if You Have What it Takes

Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorney Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Statement of Support

Wisconsin – United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Matthew D. Krueger issued the following statement regarding Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Officer Rittner’s family, friends, and law enforcement colleagues. Officer Ritter selflessly dedicated himself to … Continue reading Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorney Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Statement of Support

Alabama News: U.S. Attorney Recognizes the Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement

Alabama – Richard W. Moore, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, takes time to stop, remember, and recognize all federal, state and local law enforcement officers and pay tribute to their service and sacrifice. Law enforcement has the difficult and dangerous task of making our communities safer, while placing their own lives … Continue reading Alabama News: U.S. Attorney Recognizes the Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement

North Carolina News: GREENSBORO, Middle District of North Carolina Recognizes Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers, Agency

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, presented awards to representatives from three local law enforcement agencies for their outstanding accomplishments during the year. Individual awards were presented to Detective Chrystal Overcash of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and Detective David Walker of the Orange County … Continue reading North Carolina News: GREENSBORO, Middle District of North Carolina Recognizes Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers, Agency

NEW YORK | Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

NEW YORK—Jan 25, 2019—  Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition service because of worries about discrimination against minorities. Some Amazon … Continue reading NEW YORK | Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Car thief in Norway gets trapped and calls police to get out

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A car thief had to call the police to ask for help after he was trapped inside the car he was trying to steal. Police in Trondheim said the young man, who wasn’t identified, called the law enforcement from a car dealership in Norway‘s third-largest city to say he was “stuck” inside … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Car thief in Norway gets trapped and calls police to get out

United States | Seventh Meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group Focused on Countering Hizballah’s Terrorist Activities

United States – On December 17-18, the United States and Europol convened the seventh meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group (LECG) on countering Hizballah’s terrorist and illicit activities in Europe. Governments from the Middle East, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America participated in this session, along with Europol and INTERPOL. Hizballah continues … Continue reading United States | Seventh Meeting of the Law Enforcement Coordination Group Focused on Countering Hizballah’s Terrorist Activities

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

The explosion in online shopping in the last decade has provided endless opportunities for “porch pirates” and stoop-surfers to make off with packages while homeowners are away or unaware. Some are caught on home video and shared on social media, but most escape undetected. In one New Jersey city, law enforcement are now watching. Jersey … Continue reading Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week. During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

DALLAS | Cases of law enforcement officers charged in shootings

DALLAS — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement officers faced charges for … Continue reading DALLAS | Cases of law enforcement officers charged in shootings

FBI database to track deadly encounters with police

The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country. For years, the public has debated whether law enforcement have become too trigger-happy — especially in dealing with African-Americans and minorities — … Continue reading FBI database to track deadly encounters with police

WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began his Thanksgiving … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Florida’s ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Florida’s ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): Noon A Florida judge said he’s seen no evidence of wrongdoing in the vote-counting in Broward County and urged all sides to “ramp down the rhetoric.” Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter said during emergency hearing Monday that there is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States – The people of Michigan have voted to legalize – with certain restrictions – the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana under state law. However, marijuana continues to be an illegal drug under federal law. As the chief federal law enforcement officers in Michigan, we are providing this statement regarding the enforcement of … Continue reading United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. | “In a sense, I am on the ticket,” Trump seeks voter support

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — President Donald Trump, his shadow hanging over midterm elections that will determine the future of his administration, used his final pitch to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress. With the monthslong fight serving as a testing ground for his nationalist … Continue reading CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. | “In a sense, I am on the ticket,” Trump seeks voter support

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | High turnout as Pacific archipelago votes on independence

NOUMEA, New Caledonia  — Voters turned out in exceptional numbers Sunday to decide whether the French South Pacific territory of New Caledonia should break free from the European country that claimed it in the mid-19th century. The territory’s High Commissioner estimated that close to three-quarters of the territory’s registered voters had cast ballots an hour … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | High turnout as Pacific archipelago votes on independence

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago votes on independence from France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia  — Voters in New Caledonia are deciding whether the French territory in the South Pacific should break free from the European country that claimed it in the mid-19th century. The polls opened Sunday morning in a referendum that’s a milestone in the process of the archipelago’s three-decade-long decolonization — one that will … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Pacific archipelago votes on independence from France

New Jersey News: NEWARK, U.S. Attorney’s Office And Law Enforcement Partners Seize 352 Firearms In Fiscal Year 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today that the District of New Jersey seized 352 firearms as part of criminal prosecutions in Fiscal Year 2018. The District of New Jersey worked jointly with its law enforcement partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, U.S. Attorney’s Office And Law Enforcement Partners Seize 352 Firearms In Fiscal Year 2018

BOISE, Idaho | Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police

BOISE, Idaho — Their anger about perceived slights are all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights. The perpetrators of mass shootings often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies, but the information is not always seen … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police

PITTSBURGH | The Latest: FBI: Pittsburgh suspect not known to authorities

PITTSBURGH  — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 4:25 p.m. An FBI official says the man suspected of killing 11 people at a Pennsylvania synagogue was not known to law enforcement. Bob Jones, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s office in Pittsburgh, says investigators believe Robert … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: FBI: Pittsburgh suspect not known to authorities

South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, 2018 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The United States Attorney’s Office’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC), the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA), and the Strom Thurmond Foundation will host a luncheon on Friday, October 26, 2018, for the presentation of the 2018 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement. These awards, established in 1983 by … Continue reading South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, 2018 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None of the bombs detonated Wednesday as law enforcement took them away … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

MILWAUKEE | Some police dogs now have cameras, too

MILWAUKEE  — Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose, and now some of the dogs are getting their own backup — cameras that transmit live video. The devices generally attach to dogs’ backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a screen, possibly on their … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Some police dogs now have cameras, too

Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Paul Armenta-Bojorquez living in Abbeville sentenced to 90 months in prison for possessing child pornography

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and six months in prison for using his phone and an online account to acquire and possess child pornography. Paul Armenta-Bojorquez, 34, of Sinaloa, Mexico, but who resided in Abbeville, Louisiana, was sentenced … Continue reading Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Paul Armenta-Bojorquez living in Abbeville sentenced to 90 months in prison for possessing child pornography

JACKSON, Miss. | Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

JACKSON, Miss.— The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child’s grandmother, authorities said. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Royalty Marie Floyd in … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

WASHINGTON | Border Patrol’s first female chief hopes to inspire women

WASHINGTON — U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men. “If you’re a woman in law enforcement, I don’t care where you’re at, you’re a minority,” Provost told The Associated Press in an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Border Patrol’s first female chief hopes to inspire women

WASHINGTON | AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

WASHINGTON— Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with exchanges at the time. One person who was present said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic. Rosenstein’s comments were first reported Friday by The New York Times. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping