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The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.

Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, testifies during the Senate Armed Services hearing to examine worldwide threats, Thursday, May 4, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Intelligence chief releases strategy urging sharper focus on China, Russia

- The Washington Times

The government’s lead intelligence agencies are retooling to deal with rising threats posed by China and Russia while also adopting hiring policies aimed at making spy services more inclusive and diverse, according to a new strategy outline from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

An anti-police brutality activist looks back at the entrance to the Rankin County Sheriff's Office in Brandon, Miss., Wednesday, July 5, 2023, as the group called for the termination and prosecution of Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey for running a law enforcement department that allegedly terrorizes and brutalizes minorities. Six white former law enforcement officers in Mississippi have pleaded guilty to a racist assault on Michael Corey Jenkins and his friend Eddie Terrell Parker, who are Black. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

How 6 Mississippi officers tried to cover up their torture of 2 Black men

- Associated Press

Men who had sworn an oath to protect and serve were huddled on the back porch of a Mississippi home as Michael Corey Jenkins lay on the floor, blood gushing from his mutilated tongue where one of the police officers shoved a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

In this photo taken sometime in the early 2000s provided by Kymberly Hobbs, Hobbs poses next to her brother, Charles Givens. The FBI is investigating the death of Givens, an intellectually disabled inmate at a Virginia prison as “the victim of a possible crime,” after a lawsuit filed by Hobbs, alleged the man was brutally beaten by correctional officers, according to a document reviewed Monday, July 24, 2023, by The Associated Press. (Courtesy of Kymberly Hobbs via AP)

Death of intellectually disabled inmate at Virginia prison drawing FBI scrutiny, document shows

- Associated Press

The FBI is looking into the death of an intellectually disabled inmate at a Virginia prison who’s been identified as “a possible victim of a crime,” the agency said in a document reviewed Monday by The Associated Press, months after a federal lawsuit was filed alleging the man was fatally beaten by correctional officers.