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Nation Mar 04U.S. clears officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson case — read the full report
The Justice Department won't prosecute former a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.
Politics Mar 037 clear ways Ferguson police violated the Constitution, according to DOJ
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court.
Nation Mar 02White House task force urges police to build trust in minority communities
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for…
Nation Feb 12U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing, FBI director says
WASHINGTON — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.
Politics Jan 28Senate begins hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.
Politics Jan 15Holder calls for better data on police use of force
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping on how often police officers use force and are themselves attacked, saying the current data is incomplete and inadequate.
Nation Jan 14FBI beefs up resources against foreign corruption
The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases that are rooted overseas but reach to the United States.
World Jan 052 men charged in U.S. in attempted Gambia coup
WASHINGTON -- Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government in the tiny West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Nation Dec 31Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking
Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking answers from the Obama administration about the use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.
World Dec 19Obama: ‘Sony made a mistake’ in shelving ‘The Interview’
The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The FBI announcement Friday is the first official statement blaming the isolated country for the cyber-attack.