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Is placing two suspects in a room together an interrogation? Can Miranda rights be violated without an interrogation?
Major changes are needed to combat the dangers posed by drug cartels
Cartel activities are not confined to the southern border states – even small towns in the least populated states are impacted
“We are lucky we did not lose a Dallas officer that day,” Chief Eddie Garcia said. “Whether [the suspect] knew a Dallas police officer was inside that car or not, he fired into an occupied vehicle showing no regard for human life”
Two gang members were said to be “lying in wait” to target police in an attempt to gain street credit for their gangs
The state police will use the funding toward community outreach programs and other programming designed to reduce youth involvement in gang activity
Successes during Robert Luna’s term as sheriff include a drop in officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents; he says the work has just begun
The FBI and its partners executed 4,000 arrests and 2,500 drug seizures and dismantled over 50 violent organizations
Rising gang violence has escalated in Sweden over the past decade, leading to an increase in shootings, grenade bombings and concerns about public safety
It can hold the key to solving more and bigger crimes
Recruiting and operating organized crime gang members and bosses as long-term confidential criminal informants is a dangerous game for law enforcement officers
Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was house-hunting with his girlfriend when the three men took his wallet, saw he was a LAPD officer, then began shooting
A lawsuit said requiring deputies to reveal ink and be interviewed would violate the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment protections, as well as state labor law
“We are all a part of an honorable profession, and it is our individual and collective duty to seek the truth on all matters,"" the sheriff’s email said
After four years of pretrial disputes, the case against a so-called deputy gang known as the Banditos moves forward
Messiah Nantwi was free on $300,000 bail, charged for the attempted murder of officers who confronted him about spraying graffiti
Haylee Marie Grisham faces life in prison for the related robbery and murder of an officer to maintain her standing in the Florencia 13 gang
Richard Sharp has recorded himself trying to grab cops’ guns at least three different times
Mayor Brandon Scott: “This strategy works and it works for a reason”
The pilot program includes mentoring, job training, conflict resolution between rival gang members and therapy
Chief Eric Smith says he is in favor of juveniles facing more consequences and having a stronger juvenile justice system
Mayor Adams uses takedown as a rebuttal to the ‘defund’ movement and calls out officials seeking to reduce the NYPD budget
Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr., 23, was fatally shot by a convicted felon who is a member of a Fresno-based gang
The attack stemmed from an ongoing gang dispute, police said, and an 18-year-old has been charged
Operation Dark Nodes led to 27 arrests and the destruction of a portion of a “transnational” drug trade
Former Hoover gang members, one of Portland’s most violent gangs, have taken to the witness stand for the government
“The officers displayed extreme calm under the most difficult circumstances.”
“NYPD detectives will go to the ends of the earth to ensure these criminals are brought to justice. Our message to them: There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.”