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    While the results fell far short of what activists had hoped for in the midst of a nationwide movement to rein in police power, California lawmakers touted their steps in that direction Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills meant to overhaul law enforcement in the state. One of the new laws bans officers from...
    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, April 9, 2019.Jeenah Moon | Reuters JPMorgan Chase is set to pay $920 million to resolve probes from three U.S. government agencies over its role in the alleged manipulation of metal and Treasurys markets.The figure was released...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón pledges to reopen four deadly police shooting investigations that current Los Angeles County D.A. Jackie Lacey declined to prosecute. Among those include the killings of two unarmed people captured on video."They open up significant questions for me," said Gascón about the D.A.'s conclusions in...
    Sunday, Fox News Channel’s Maria Bartiromo reported it was “unlikely” for a report from John Durham on a probe into the origins of the 2016 investigation of the Trump campaign before the November 3 elections. “It is unlikely that we will get a John Durham interim report or any indictments before the election, now just...
    An FBI agent who worked on the investigation of Michael Flynn and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into “Russia collusion” told investigators that prosecutors had a “get TRUMP” attitude that distorted their inquiry into the facts. The Department of Justice released the record Thursday of a recent FBI interview with Special Agent William Barnett as...
    By Mark Hosenball and Sarah N. Lynch (Reuters) - The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Congress on Thursday that anarchist and extremist "Antifa" demonstrators who engaged in recent violent protests are targets of serious FBI investigations. At a hearing of the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security committee, Christopher Wray said that the Bureau...
    Nix previously served as CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that used a personality quiz to harvest information from millions of Facebook users, which sparked government investigations in the US and UK. He was ousted as CEO shortly after the UK’s Channel 4 published the results of an undercover investigation that showed Nix describing...
    (CNN)Kentucky's top law enforcement officer says he presented all the evidence in the Breonna Taylor case to a grand jury, but many investigative avenues remain open.A federal probe and a Louisville police review hold the potential to yield more details in the case, but it's unclear if those will result in additional charges.Chief among critics'...
    Recently, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the results of the Paycheck Protection Plan (“PPP”) Criminal Fraud Enforcement Action, a new relief measure in the CARES Act designed to reduce pandemic-related fraud.  As part of the CARES Act, the federal government made hundreds of billions...
    President Donald Trump on Monday expressed his frustration with Republicans for failing to prosecute Democrats for what he viewed as obvious crimes. The president spoke about Biden’s son Hunter cashing in on his father’s influence with foreign companies such as Ukraine, and then his father boasting that he forced the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is making changes within the Minneapolis Police Department he hopes will ensure better response time to 911 calls and investigations. The changes are in direct response to requests from residents for help during a recent surge in gun violence. WCCO’s Reg Chapman sat down with Mayor Frey to...
    As time expires on President Trump’s first term and a turbulent election looms, Attorney General William Barr addressed the elephant in the room at the Justice Department. During a speech for Hillsdale College on Sept. 16th, Barr noted that its career prosecutors can “sometimes become headhunters” who fuel the “criminalization of politics.” Alarmingly, he said...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed Thursday in testimony before Congress that "Antifa is a real thing" and not just a fantasy conjured up by right-wing conspiracy theorists. What are the details?Wray was speaking at a House Homeland Security Committee meeting when he told lawmakers that Antifa, though perhaps not an organization in the traditional sense,...
    Ten Senate Democrats, including Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), have signed a letter written to the inspector general of the Justice Department calling for an investigation into the investigation of the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.  The official letter, addressed to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, cites several...
    Savannah Rychcik September 17, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and nine other Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are requesting an inquiry into U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation Harris and her Democratic colleagues penned a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz demanding he...
    Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs urged Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray to use federal racketeering laws to find out who's behind the riots in U.S. cities and how they may be funded. Under RICO, investigators "can go in and find out who’s organizing this stuff, who’s coordinating these things and they could start seizing assets,” said...
    Reuters September 17, 2020 0 Comments FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping Americans’ confidence in the election process. Moscow is also attempting to undercut what it sees as...
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to illegally killing a protected elk and leaving its carcass in a field. Deborah Flanigan, 50, of Scott County, was charged with a misdemeanor Sept. 10 after an investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The case against Flanigan is one of...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping Americans' confidence in the election process. Moscow is also attempting to undercut what it sees as an...
    A Bengaluru court on Wednesday remanded Kannada actress Sanjjanaa Galrani to judicial custody till September 19 in an alleged drugs case. Along with her, the court also remanded to judicial custody high-profile event organiser Viren Khanna, Ravi Shankar and others till September 19. The Central Crime Branch police concluded its investigations involving Galrani and others,...
    The City Council in Aurora, Colorado, has voted unanimously to temporarily ban law enforcement officers from using ketamine, a powerful sedative often used by police to subdue suspects during arrests. The decision comes amid the city-sponsored independent investigation of the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after he was given ketamine...
    The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced this week that a Meriwether County fire was intentionally set and has been ruled an arson.  The fire occurred at 606 Bryon Street in Manchester on Saturday, September 12. “Around 7:30 a.m. on...
    Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., plans to hold a special order on the House floor Wednesday, to allow several congressional members to speak about recent rioting in the U.S. and the possible sources of funding behind them. Biggs' office said he will host the special order following the last votes of the day and speakers are expected to...
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said he is undecided about continuing to support GOP-led investigations of the Obama administration and former Vice President Joe Biden. According to The Hill, Romney said Tuesday, "You know Im not quite sure whats going to be in the, in the final vote. So I dont know precisely whats there, and Ill have...
    The Postal Police Officers Association on Monday filed a lawsuit against Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLouis DeJoyFederal judge temporarily bans USPS from sending election mailers with 'false statements' NYC living statue shows Trump desecrating graves of war dead, COVID-19 victims Court documents show Postal Service removed 711 mail-sorting machines this year MORE over limiting investigations of...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — A Boulder police officer recently left the department following the last of several investigations. Waylon Lolotai opted to “transition out of city employment,” according to a press release from the City of Boulder on Thursday. Lolotai’s conduct was investigated several times during his stint with Boulder PD and once during his previous...
    CHICAGO — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability improperly ended some of its misconduct investigations of Chicago Police officers, the City’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said in a new report. In an advisory report issued Thursday, the Office of the Attorney General said the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s practice of “administratively terminating” misconduct...
    Thursday, disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss his new book, “Compromised.” Host Alisyn Camerota asked Strzok about the text messages between him and his extramarital lover Lisa Page in which he vowed the FBI would “stop” then-candidate Donald Trump from becoming president. Strzok downplayed the text message, saying...
    Alex Henderson September 9, 2020 6:54PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. One of Deutsche Bank's most famous customers has been President Donald Trump, and Deutsche's activities —including its dealings with Trump — have been the subject of investigations by prosecutors as well as members of Congress. The German bank, Bloomberg News is reporting, has...
    Multinational investment firm Deutsche Bank AG has hired one of U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s longtime friends to help the bank manage some of its pressing political problems in the nation’s capital, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The bank’s supervisory board, headquartered in Frankfurt, decided earlier this year to bring on attorney and former U.S. Ambassador...
    One of Deutsche Bank’s most famous customers has been President Donald Trump, and Deutsche’s activities —including its dealings with Trump — have been the subject of investigations by prosecutors as well as members of Congress. The German bank, Bloomberg News is reporting, has hired attorney Robert Kimmitt — whose relationship with Attorney General William Barr...
    SALT LAKE CITY — A police department vowed Tuesday to cooperate with multiple investigations of the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by officers in the Salt Lake City area. The Salt Lake City Police Department said the officers were called to a home in Glendale, Utah, Friday night with a report of a boy...
    An investigation was launched last week after massive bags of unopened United States Postal Service mail and packages were discovered at two separate locations in Southern California. What happened?In the first incident last Thursday morning, police received a phone call alerting them that "possible stolen mail or whatever was dumped in an alleyway," Glendale Police...
    PARIS — French investigators have made numerous arrests since a macabre series of attacks left scores of horses mutilated or killed this year and have opened more than 150 investigations into such cases, the interior minister said Monday. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the start of night patrols by gendarmes to reassure horse owners and...
    An investigation is underway after authorities reported finding piles of unopened mail dumped in two Glendale, Calif., locations this week. Glendale Police Sgt. Christian Hauptmann said United States Postal Service personnel requested assistance with “possible stolen mail or whatever was dumped in an alleyway” on Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported. Hours later, a second call...
    PARIS (AP) — French investigators have made numerous arrests since a macabre series of attacks left scores of horses mutilated or killed this year and have opened more than 150 investigations into such cases, the interior minister said Monday. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the start of night patrols by gendarmes to reassure horse owners...
    Piles of unopened United State Postal Service mail and packages were discovered dumped at two separate locations this week in Glendale, authorities said Friday. Police responded to a call about 8 a.m. Thursday from the USPS, asking police to assist with a situation involving “possible stolen mail or whatever was dumped in an alleyway,” said...
    The FBI and investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorneys general office raided a nursing home where hundreds of residents and staff members were diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh. A search warrant was executed against Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center northeast of Pittsburgh, according to Scott Brady, U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania’s Western...
    Military officials have launched two investigations to determine why an amphibious assault vehicle sank recently during training off San Clemente Island, killing nine of its crew in what is now being called the deadliest training accident in the history of this legacy Marine Corps seafaring vehicle. After a training raid with the 15th Marine Expeditionary...
    A senior jail correctional officer from the Jersey Shore is accused of pepper spraying an inmate unjustly and then falsifying two reports on the incident, state authorities said Thursday. Jovanny Galindo, of Neptune City, filed a "special custody" and "use of force" report saying the inmate was sitting down at the Mid-State Correction Facility when he...
    Ramsey police will become the latest New Jersey crime fighters to don body cameras beginning on Labor Day. The move follows directives from the state attorney general and Bergen prosecutor’s offices. Officer will wear the Motorola Si500 cameras on their uniforms or “outermost garment…during criminal investigations, motor vehicle stops, witness interviews in criminal investigations, searches,...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced newly imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Wednesday, in response to her investigations into potential American war crimes conducted in Afghanistan. Pompeo also cited Phakiso Mochochoko, the ICC’s Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementary and Cooperation Division, for assisting Bensouda in her investigation. The ICC is...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) -- Kenosha police released surveillance images and video of several people they say are persons of interest in arson investigations related to the unrest during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.Police said they would like to speak to at least seven people they believe could "advance the arson investigations" into...
    After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty has been facing a CBI investigation, which was initiated over a month after the probe by Mumbai police. But, much worse, the actress is facing a trial by media and social media. Many celebrities have voiced their support for Rhea, being subjected to trials and tribulations...
    PORTAGE PARK — City officials temporarily closed J.L. Lounge in Portage Park after it failed to follow mandated precautions to guard against the spread of coronavirus, according to city officials. The bar at 3402 N. Cicero Ave. was cited for failure to ensure social distancing, failure to require face coverings and operating after midnight, according to...
    It just keeps going. Yet again, Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, has without warning removed a high-level Justice Department official and replaced that person with a new political hire. ABC News reports that Barr has removed Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann, a career employee in the National Security Division. Wiegmann’s office “helps ensure federal counterterrorism and...
    Now what's being covered up? It just keeps going. Yet again, Trump's attorney general, William Barr, has without warning removed a high-level Justice Department official and replaced that person with a new political hire. ABC News reports that Barr has removed Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann, a career employee in the National Security Division....
    John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, said Sunday he has filed multiple “crimes reports” regarding alleged leaks of classified information to the media. “When I become aware of intelligence community information that is disclosed unlawfully, I do what’s called a crimes report. I’ve done that now on a number of occasions, and so those...
    The last straw! the ones who should watch out for safety are the ones who are committing the crimes Six soldiers of the Mexican armed forces of the Mexican Navy-Navy Secretariat (Semar) were arrested and placed and available to the Ministerial authority of Tabasco for breaking into a building and...
    Vernon Jones, the Georgia Democratic representative who spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday on behalf of President Trump, is calling on Democrats in Congress to open hearings on the unrest that's been gripping American cities. Jones spoke with Fox News on Friday, following his experience being surrounded by an angry crowd as he...