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Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Fraud Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Department of Justice United States Prosecutor Federal Bureau of Investigation Phone fraud
VW engineer pleads guilty to diesel emissions scandal
James Liang reportedly developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Porsche Audi Federal government of the United States Diesel engine
FBI investigates ‘takeover’ bank robbery on North Side
A bank was robbed Friday morning on the North Side.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Bank robbery Federal Bureau of Investigation Waco Siege Law enforcement agency Bank J. Edgar Hoover
How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation
Dana Rose Garfin, University of California, Irvine As we reflect on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, consider: How has this event impacted those individuals who are too young to remember a world before?
-1 points by UPI | September 11 attacks Terrorism Psychological trauma Al-Qaeda War on Terrorism World Trade Center Osama bin Laden Federal Bureau of Investigation
Do tragedies like 9/11 have an expiration date?
Fifteen years ago, the world watched as the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States played out before their eyes.        
259 points by USA Today | United States Attack Al-Qaeda Time Attack! September 11 attacks War on Terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation
2 found dead in rural Pittsburg County died from gunshots
BACHE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two women who were found dead in a car last month in Pittsburg County died from gunshot wounds. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown says authorities are still interviewing people in connection with the deaths of 24-year-old Totinika Doshe Elix and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Crime Constable State bureau of investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City bombing Sheriff Law enforcement agency
Field set for November after primaries in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers won't be returning to Beacon Hill after losing primary races. In Lawrence, state Rep. Marcos Devers finished behind Juana Matias in Thursday's voting, while Rep. Timothy Toomey of Cambridge lost to challenger Mike Connolly. In the race to succeed state Sen. Brian Joyce, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Massachusetts United States Democratic Party Democracy Alaska Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Senate New England
Wife’s corpse is real, but dramatic kidnapping tale? Maybe not
The harrowing story of a Montana mom’s abduction and subsequent death 325 miles away in the state of Washington may have all been a tall tale. The FBI and local authorities on Thursday were casting doubt on the initial account of Rita Maze’s broad-daylight kidnapping at a rest stop on Interstate 15 near Helena, Mont.,...
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Officials: Police chief shoots himself after suspension
Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot and killed himself in the police department’s parking lot        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Police Constable Sheriff United States Mississippi Law enforcement agency Coroner Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI searches NW Ohio sheriff's office but won't explain why
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - FBI agents have searched a northwest Ohio sheriff's office but aren't disclosing what they were looking at or why. FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson says agents conducted an investigation in Allen County on Wednesday but she can't yet share details. She says no one was arrested. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Special agent United States Lima Ohio U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
PolitiFact: Clinton’s email defense checks out
During NBC’s “Commandr-in-Chief Forum” on Sept. 7, Hillary Clinton said: “Classified material has a header which says ‘top-secret, secret, confidential.’ Nothing, and I will repeat this and this is verified in the report by the Department of Justice, none of the emails sent or received by me had suc...
4 points by Concord Monitor | Secrecy Classified information Hillary Rodham Clinton E-mail Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Espionage Information sensitivity
Former Charlotte mayor to be released from prison next week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to be released from prison next week.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Prison Criminal justice Organized crime Clarksburg West Virginia United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Political corruption Law enforcement agency
'Items of interest' found in Cal Poly 20-year cold case search for student
Andrew V. PestanoSAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities digging for clues related to the 20-year disappearance of college student Kristin Denise Smart said they have found "items of interest."
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst United States Central Coast of California Federal Bureau of Investigation Sheriff
Philly Clout: Rick Mariano — now with ponytail — returns to Council chambers
RICK MARIANO - you know, former city councilman, did about five years in the clink for bribery, tried his hand at stand-up comedy, learned Krav Maga, says whatever he damn well pleases these days - made a surprise visit to City Council's chambers on Thursday for its first session back from summer vacation.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | City council High school Councillor Philadelphia Charter school Federal Bureau of Investigation Ed Pawlowski Public school
Discovery, LMNO Battle Over ‘7 Little Johnstons’ Footage
Discovery Communications has asked a federal judge to force embattled LMNO Productions to turn over footage shot for the TLC series “7 Little Johnstons” while the larger legal battle between the two companies unfolds. Late Thursday, Discovery filed in federal court in Los Angeles a writ of possession in connection with the “7 Little Johnstons”... Read more »
8 points by Variety | Federal Bureau of Investigation Achondroplasia TLC Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Investigation Discovery Contract Money
Another officer out in SF Bay Area police sex scandal
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - A police officer in the city of Livermore under investigation in a sex scandal that has ensnared several Northern California law enforcement agencies has resigned. Livermore police Chief Michael Harris announced the resignation on Thursday. Harris says the officer was put on administrative leave June 14 ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Police Law enforcement agency Constable Federal Bureau of Investigation Police officer Law enforcement California Human sexuality
Search for Kristin Smart's remains on Cal Poly hillside yields items of interest in 1996 disappearance
FBI agents digging into a hillside half a mile from where Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Kristin Denise Smart was last seen alive 20 years ago have found “items of interest” in the cold case mystery, authorities said Thursday. Tony Cipolla, a spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s...
260 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Federal Bureau of Investigation United States California Polytechnic State University Sheriff Constable Special agent
Abducted woman calls family from trunk of her own car before she dies
From the trunk of her Pontiac, Rita Maze frantically dialed her cellphone. She had been carjacked around noon Tuesday at a Montana highway rest stop between Great Falls and Helena, and now her abductor was driving her east. She made several 911 calls and managed a roughly 10-minute conversation...
1064 points by Los Angeles Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement agency Spokane Washington Interstate 90 Telephone Washington Coeur d'Alene Idaho Spokane County Washington
Washington state will not charge police in Mexican laborer's slaying
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Washington has decided not to file criminal charges against the three police officers who fatally shot an undocumented Mexican farm worker in 2015 after he threw rocks at them and ran through a crowded intersection.
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Chicago to receive $2.3M to help with police overtime costs
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday the city is among the latest recipients of funding from the Department of Justice's ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation City United States United States Department of Justice Illinois Federal government of the United States Chicago
LAPD and L.A. County sheriff unveil phone app for reporting terrorist activity
Los Angeles-area residents who witness potential terrorist activity can now report the details to law enforcement using their smartphones. On Thursday, the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unveiled a new phone app called iWATCHLA that makes filing a report as simple as a few...
186 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Terrorism Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation Report Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Justice Dept. Granted Immunity to Specialist Who Deleted Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Republicans have called for the department to investigate the deletions, but the deal with the specialist, Paul Combetta, makes it unlikely that the request will go far.
13810 points by The New York Times | Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 E-mail Joe Biden John McCain
Hackers with attitude: Two arrested for hack that leaked contact info of nearly 30,000 feds
Two North Carolina men were arrested for allegedly participating in hacks targeting high ranking federal officials. The cyberattack led to the leaking of contact information for over 20,000 FBI employees. Read Full Article at
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Man shot by deputy after high-speed chase in central Georgia
BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted on aggravated stalking charges was shot by a deputy after a high-speed chase near a high school in central Georgia. Lamar County Sheriff Brad White tells local news media that Tyler Pitts was wounded Thursday after a shootout with deputies. Police ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Police Federal Bureau of Investigation Lamar County Georgia High school Sheriff Constable Law enforcement agency
How the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton
It’s clear now the FBI conducted a sweetheart investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail shenanigans that appears to have been fixed from the start to go nowhere. Far from exonerating Clinton, the nearly 60 pages of documents expose both the systematic destruction of subpoenaed evidence by Clinton’s aides and the curious lack of interest by investigators...
4190 points by New York Post | Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover United States Department of Justice J. Edgar Hoover Building Bill Clinton Law enforcement agency Drug Enforcement Administration 9/11 Commission
Man indicted on murder charge in fatal Idaho Springs shooting
A 22-year-old man was indicted Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder in a fatal April shooting in Idaho Springs, prosecutors announced Thursday.
4 points by The Denver Post | Police Constable Front Range Urban Corridor Federal Bureau of Investigation Clear Creek County Colorado Colorado municipalities
In 2011 FBI tape from case-fixing probe, yet another judge's name is mentioned
Two Philadelphia judges secretly taped by the FBI in a case-fixing investigation discussed reaching out to a third judge to influence a drug case, according to a recording made public during a judicial hearing Thursday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Judge Federal Bureau of Investigation Bench Supreme Court of the United States Law Civil law United States Thomas M. Cooley Law School
DPS urges Texans to watch for supicious behavior on 9-11 anniversary
Texas' top public safety official is urging residents to keep a watchful eye for suspicious behavior as the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks approaches.
4 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police September 11 attacks Fort Hood Want Texas Security Federal Bureau of Investigation Attack
FBI: Man linked to Pulse-style attack threats against LGBT community arrested

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Authorities seeking student remains find 'items of interest'
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say "items of interest" have been found by authorities digging for the remains of a California college student who vanished in 1996. FBI agents and local sheriff's deputies have been excavating a site near a concrete letter "P'' on the edge of California ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States California Polytechnic State University California State Route 1 Mexico 2000s British television series California Sheriff Federal Bureau of Investigation
Alabama teen found not guilty of terrorism charge
An Alabama teen has been found not guilty after he was accused of trying to aid terrorists. reports that Peyton Pruitt of St. Clair County was found not guilty Thursday by reason of mental defect. His lawyers say ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation Organized crime United Nations
Comey: FBI probing election interference
James Comey declines to call out Russia, but says probe is "very, very serious."         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Democratic National Committee United States Democratic Party Federal Bureau of Investigation Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FBI director says bureau probing election interference from abroad
James Comey declines to call out Russia, but says probe is "very, very serious."       
109 points by USA Today | Democratic National Committee United States Democratic Party Federal Bureau of Investigation Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Virginia Officials Request U.S. Inquiry After Inmate Deaths in Jail
A 60-year old man died in Hamptons Road Regional Jail in August, the second inmate to die there in nearly a year. Top state officials want an investigation.
1307 points by The New York Times | Virginia Norfolk Virginia Death Hampton Roads The Virginian-Pilot Federal Bureau of Investigation Hampton Virginia Cardiac arrest
Drug informant wanted to ‘f–k’ Venezuela’s first lady: DEA agent
Things got down and dirty in Manhattan federal court Thursday as a DEA agent revealed that one of his informants didn’t want to just help nail two nephews of the first lady of Venezuela. DEA Special Agent Sandalio Gonzalez said his unidentified confidential source shared with him explicit thoughts about Cilia Flores, whose nephews Efrain...
338 points by New York Post | Venezuela Federal Bureau of Investigation English-language films Organized crime Agent provocateur United States Marshals Service Informant Special agent
Cleveland police's proposed use-of-force policy designed to address past issues
A proposed use-of-force policy the Cleveland police monitoring team put forth on Thursday is designed to be a stepping stone on which all other departmental reforms can be built, the head monitor said. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A proposed use-of-force policy the Cleveland police monitoring team put forth on Thursday is designed to be a stepping stone on which all other departmental reforms can be built, the head monitor said. Matthew Barge said the proposed policy, mandated in a settlement the city entered into with the U.S. Justice Department, is designed to be more streamlined, after receiving complaints from officers that the old one was wonky and unclear. Barge said the policy would be "a road map to a different organization and a new approach to force." The proposed policy was made public following input from the Justice Department, the city and other stakeholders. The monitoring team is seeking public input on the policy. A final version will go before Chief U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. for approval. Barge said the team would accept suggestions for at least a few weeks, and that the monitoring team will hold community forums on the city's east and west sides. (To provide feedback, visit the monitoring team's website.) The city's policy must be changed because the Justice Department said Cleveland officers too often use force. Under a plan approved by the judge, it must be approved and in place, complete with additional training for officers, by the end of the year. Barge said that not everything included in the proposed policy can be tied to specific instances in Cleveland police history. Some are, while others are tied to issues that happened in other parts of the country. Here are a few key portions of the proposed use-of-force policies, and why they were included. Reasonable and proportional force The proposed new policy says, like the current one, that officers can use force when it is "objectionably reasonable" -- a legal standard that means an average officer would have made the same decision. This takes into account the fact that officers often have to make split-second decisions. They must also take into account the totality of the circumstances. The proposed policy says the officer can use force "only as necessary, meaning only when no reasonably effective alternative to the use of force appears to exist." If an officer must use force, it can only be enough to fulfill a lawful duty, such as subduing a violent suspect. Barge said it was designed to have a clear set of guidelines that officers should be thinking through before he or she uses force. The policy clarification was necessary because of a myriad of instances where officers used force against a suspect, even when the suspect was not resisting or violent. The Justice Department cited multiple cases as examples for such a policy change. Most notable was the 22-mile police chase in November 2012 that ended in police firing 137 shots and killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The shots were fired as a result of the car backfiring, as Russell and Williams did not have a weapon. De-escalation techniques Under the proposed policy, officers must take every step possible to de-escalate situations before resorting to force. This can be as small of a task to moving to escape danger and doing their best to "slow down the situation so that more time, options and resources for the incident to be resolved." They should also question whether the reason a person isn't complying with an officer's orders because of a medical condition, mental illness, a language barrier or drug use. If a person is experiencing a mental health crisis, a specialized officer should be called to the scene. Don'ts The proposed policy also has a page-long section of what officers are prohibited to do when using force. These include: * Using force to subdue subjects who are not suspected of any criminal conduct, other than to ensure the safety of an officer or other person. * Use force in retaliation. * Use force against people who yell at officers and are not committing a crime. * Using force against somebody exercising their First Amendment rights. * Use neck holds. * Fire warning shots. The proposed policy acknowledges that there are "rare and exceptional circumstances" that may lead to use of force in these situations. Medical attention Under the proposed policy, officers must provide medical care to anybody injured after he or she used force. The current policy only requires officers to request a supervisor go to the scene and call for medical assistance if someone appeared to be or said they were injured. This policy change is likely necessary for several instances, including the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir in November 2014. After Loehmann shot Rice, Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback stood around, presumably waiting until an ambulance arrived. An FBI agent who heard about the shooting over a scanner arrived soon after and gave the boy help. Duty to intervene Under the new provisions, officers would be required to intervene and stop use of force abuses carried out by their fellow officers. A sense of loyalty among officers is believed to have caused some internal and criminal investigations into officer conduct to implode.  This includes the case of Edward Henderson, whom police officer kicked on Jan. 1, 2011 as he lay on the ground, subdued following a car chase on the Detroit Shoreway. Four officers were charged in state court but their charges were dropped when federal prosecutors picked up the case. The investigation stalled after federal authorities were unable to identify the officers shown on the video. None of the officers involved in Henderson's arrest filed reports that indicated they used force. Henderson was convicted of felonious assault of a peace officer, after police said he tried to run an officer over at the beginning of the chase. He served three years in prison. The city agreed to pay Henderson $600,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit.  Barge said it is going to take a long time to have this type of duty baked into the police culture, but that it is an important. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section.
195 points by The Plain Dealer | Police United States Department of Justice Crime Constable Police brutality Criminal law Federal Bureau of Investigation Officer
Wells Fargo fined $185M: Things to know

6 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Bank of America Wells Fargo The Los Angeles Times Need to know Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles American Express Cheque
Child predator caught by tiny clue in photo

17208 points by CNN | Police Child pornography Law enforcement agency Interpol Child sexual abuse Europol Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement and society
Roger Thomas Clark, Silk Road suspect, defies extradition efforts 10 months after arrest
Roger Thomas Clark, a Canadian man accused of helping operate Silk Road, the now defunct internet drug bazaar, vowed to beat efforts to have him extradited to the United States in his first interview since being arrested last year in Thailand. Mr. Clark, 55, has been held in Bangkok jail ...
14 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Prison United States Crime Special agent Collateral consequences of criminal charges Law enforcement agency
City doesn't want to keep paying leave to cop who shot teen
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina city is firing an officer more than a year after he shot an unarmed teen because it doesn't want to pay him to be on administrative leave any more. The Seneca Police Department released its paperwork to fire Lt. Mark Tiller on Thursday. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Carolina Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Police Columbia South Carolina North Carolina United States Constitution Law enforcement agency
Spy games meet word games as officials warn Russia against election meddling
When some of the nation's top spies joined each other on stage at a conference Thursday, the question of whether Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and state elections systems soon came up. The spies carefully skirted the question. We're working with our partners...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Vladimir Putin Democratic Party United States Barack Obama George W. Bush Russia President of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
Abducted Montana woman who called family from car trunk died of gunshot wound

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Teaching 9/11: It's history, just like Pearl Harbor
From mock drills to airplane seating for students who weren't born on Sept. 11         
2086 points by Arizona Republic | High school September 11 attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation Education Teacher September 11 School Special agent
Wells Fargo fires 5,300 workers, fined $185 million in 'outrageous' fraud case
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Credit card Los Angeles Authorization Bank of America Federal Bureau of Investigation Wells Fargo Money Debit card
Former A&M professor sentenced to federal prison for child pornography
A former history professor at Texas A&M University in Galveston was sentenced to federal prison Thursday for visiting a dark website that featured pornographic images and videos of young children and possessing similar content on devices at his home, according to federal officials.
13 points by The Houston Chronicle | Federal Bureau of Investigation Plea Pornography Child pornography
Body of kidnapped Montana woman found in trunk of her car near Spokane
A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near Spokane International Airport, Montana authorities said. Rita Maze,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Montana Idaho Spokane Washington Washington Law enforcement agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Helena Montana
Fact check: Trump, Pence ‘acid wash’ Clinton facts
FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email system continues to be a rich source of attack lines for her opponents. But not all of them are accurate:         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Rudy Giuliani Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Hillary Rodham Clinton Computer software United States Secretary of State George W. Bush
Wells Fargo fined $185M for unauthorized accounts
Investigators say the bank opened more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts         
25415 points by Arizona Republic | Wells Fargo Bank of America Los Angeles First Interstate Bancorp Bank American Express Cheque Federal Bureau of Investigation
Denver police identify man held for investigation in West Highland’s slashing case
Denver police Thursday identified a 46-year-old man being held for investigation in the slashing of a customer sitting in a West Highlands restaurant earlier this week.
3 points by The Denver Post | Manhattan Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement agency United States New York City Colorado Week-day names J. Edgar Hoover
A fish story in Platte River Networks’ purge of Clinton e-mails
The latest controversy involving Hillary Clinton’s decision to run her State Department e-mail through private servers contains a hard-to-believe shocker that ought to give reasonable people pause.
9203 points by The Denver Post | Hillary Rodham Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Bill Clinton United States Department of Justice J. Edgar Hoover Robert Mueller Barack Obama United States Senate election in New York 2006