• DOJ opens investigation into how Phoenix Police Department treats city’s homeless residents

    The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is launching an investigation into policing practices in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, with a focus on how the city treats residents experiencing homelessness, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday. “We have reviewed court files, media reports, citizen complaints and we also considered factors that we ordinarily weigh in determining whether […]

  • Barr says Trump’s tweets about DOJ cases make it ‘impossible to do my job’

    Attorney General William Barr on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for tweeting about Justice Department cases in an extraordinary defense of rank-and-file prosecutors in an interview with ABC News. “To have public statements and tweets made about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department and about judges before […]

  • Barr says investigations into 2020 candidates must be approved by top Justice officials

    Attorney General William Barr has told federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials to involve top Justice Department officials at the start of investigations of 2020 political candidates to ensure “this fall’s elections are conducted in a fair manner that is free from inappropriate influences.” The directive, outlined in a memo sent on Wednesday and obtained by CNN, […]

  • DOJ charges Defense Intelligence Agency worker with leaking classified info to reporters

    A Defense Intelligence Agency employee with top-secret security clearance was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified information to two reporters. Henry Kyle Frese, a counterterrorism analyst with the DIA, allegedly shared intelligence related to the capabilities of foreign weapons systems with the unnamed journalists, one of whom he was in a relationship with, according […]

  • PSPD Awarded Grant Funding Prevention of Tobacco Sales to Minors

    The Palm Springs Police Department was awarded a $532,000 grant Tuesday to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to children. The PSPD is one of 76 state entities awarded funds through the Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program, which is funded by Proposition 56’s cigarette tax increase. The department reported the funding […]

  • Supreme Court clears the way for new asylum restrictions to take effect

    The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration’s rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum to go into effect nationwide while the appeals process plays out. Wednesday’s order is a victory for the Trump administration, which argued the rule was necessary to screen out “asylum seekers who declined to […]

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