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The Federal Law Enforcement topic area addresses all crime-fighting agencies at the national and federal level. This section will provide you with the latest news, information and developments across the country and in Washington.

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“Statements blaming this shooting on efforts to promote gender equity are disingenuous at best and deeply dangerous at worst,” the statement said
Defense attorneys argued that damage done during FBI testing has inhibited their ability to put on a proper defense at the actor’s trial, and asked a judge to dismiss charges
Officials announced that 24 defendants have been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs, money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business
The FBI study revealed that traditional body armor, designed primarily for men, can cause bullets to deflect off the chest and hit the throat when worn by women
Agencies reported 466 assaults with firearms in 2023, up from less than 200 officers assaulted and injured by suspects with guns in 2014
A deputy marshal can be seen pinning one of the suspect’s arms to a wall using a ballistic shield; the suspect then used his other hand to stab the officer in the back of the neck
The FBI arrested the 18-year-old after he made a social media statement about “respond(ing) to the call to the caliphate by killing Jews and Christians”
‘Operation Safe Cities’ will train police detectives to prepare federal cases against gun crime suspects; leaders believe that prosecuting suspects on federal charges will allow for harsher penalties
The protests drew a 230-day response that involved 178 agencies, resulted in 761 arrests and required a four-day cleanup of the camp and 600 bins to remove 9.8 million pounds of trash
The man pleaded guilty to possession of a machine gun last year and was sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison; he is also accused of attempting to purchase hand grenades and “auto sear” devices
“No law enforcement agency — including the Justice Department — can effectively do its work without the trust of the public,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Christian Ferguson never took a “substantial step” toward carrying out his plan
The president is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a number of EVs that DHS plans to field across its law enforcement missions throughout the homeland
The federal government has lagged behind many local PDs whose officers have been using body cameras for years
In a recent CBS interview, Steven Dettelbach said there is “no one solution” to ending gun violence in the U.S.
The number of felonious deaths increased from the previous year
A team of nine, including current and former law enforcement officials, will review the police response to the mass shooting
Last year, over 8,000 law enforcement agencies voluntarily submitted data to the National Use-of-Force Data Collection
The lawsuit accuses Polymer80 of defying the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as well as Maryland handgun laws
The FBI said nearly 20% of last year’s shootings were also mass killings
Removing the groups from the list rescinds a range of sanctions that the designations had entailed
The strategy includes prosecuting suspected adult carjackers under federal law
FBI Director Christopher Wray made the comments during an interview on “60 Minutes”
A defense lawyer said her client gave federal agents free luxury apartments because he wanted to be friends
While the judge conceded there was sufficient evidence to convict, he also said there were “significantly worse and more dangerous impersonation cases”