Law Enforcement & Intelligence
The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.
Destinee Thompson was supposed to be on her way to lunch with her stepmother in August 2021 when Colorado police, mistaking her for a robbery suspect, fatally shot the pregnant mother as she fled in her minivan.
Maryland State Police are searching for an inmate, originally locked up on burglary charges, who escaped from a Howard County corrections transport van Wednesday.
Police in Virginia said they arrested on Saturday a Prince George’s County man who had stolen several vehicles, including an ambulance, and crashed into more than a dozen cars during a chase that started in the Virginia suburbs and ended in the District.
The intelligence community is deploying a full-court press across Washington to woo skeptics to support renewing surveillance powers that are set to expire later this year, with new overtures to civil liberties advocates and policymakers.
Police lapel videos captured the moments a couple was detained by Las Vegas SWAT officers during a nighttime raid at a home in July in connection with the cold case killing of rapper Tupac Shakur.
The U.S. intelligence community’s top cyberwarrior says China’s drive to outstrip American dominance across cyber, global espionage and other international security realms is the most comprehensive and serious challenge facing the United States, and will be for decades.
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.
A D.C. Council member said Tuesday that the mayor of the nation’s capital needs to join him in calling out the D.C. National Guard to regain control of streets overrun by violent crime.
Authorities in the U.S. and Australia arrested nearly 100 people Tuesday in connection to a suspected pedophile ring that was uncovered after two FBI agents were killed while investigating an accused child abuser.
In a scathing ruling last month, a judge said the FBI had used a “villain” of an informant to manipulate a group of Muslim men into going along with a fictitious plot to destroy military planes and synagogues in New York City’s suburbs. She ordered three released from prison, saying “the real lead conspirator was the United States.”
Police in Texas last week arrested an Arkansas cop as part of a child sex-trafficking sting operation.
Tou Thao, the last former Minneapolis police officer convicted in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced Monday to 4 years and 9 months — even as he denied wrongdoing.
Police in New York City are struggling to control a crowd of thousands of people who gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square for an internet personality’s supposed videogame console giveaway that got out of hand.
The teen thieves yanking drivers out of their cars, often at gunpoint, in the District of Columbia increasingly see violent crime as a game and aren’t particularly concerned about the consequences, police who have interrogated the young offenders say.
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.
Police officers responding to a report of someone with a gun threatening to “end it all” outside a downtown Florida hotel discovered the person in question was the director of the Miami-Dade police force.
The gunman who last month killed a Fargo police officer and wounded two others and a civilian admitted to owning nearly a dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in a 2022 police interview following a kitchen fire at his home.
Police in Ohio shot two armed hijackers dead Wednesday after the pair stole a truck cab and took its driver hostage before engaging in a lengthy standoff that ended in gunfire.
As the U.S. government was considering Kenya to lead a multinational force in Haiti, it was also openly warning Kenyan police officers against violent abuses. Now 1,000 of those officers might head to Haiti to take on gang warfare.
A man who posed as an undercover police officer kidnapped a woman in Seattle, drove her hundreds of miles to his home in Oregon and locked her in a cinder block cell until she bloodied her hands breaking the door to escape, the FBI said Wednesday.
The Cato Institute is suing the FBI for access to records about the bureau’s work to surveil Americans in 2020, particularly surrounding mass protests, the political campaign season and COVID-related restrictions.
NAACP leaders in California are calling for a state of emergency over crime in Oakland after the organization’s branch in the East Bay blamed efforts to defund police and limit prosecutions for putting the city in a “doom-loop.”
China has become a major economic supporter of Russia since the invasion of Ukraine and is assisting Moscow in evading economic sanctions and export controls on technology, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment made public Thursday.
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.