Update: Ship owner says it’s cooperating in coke bust

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:55

The Latest on a large seizure of cocaine from a container ship in Philadelphia (all times local):5:55 p.m.The owner of a container ship where U.S. law enforcement officials say they found about 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) worth of cocaine says it "takes this matter very seriously."This photo shows the MSC ...

Florida governor DeSantis signs bill banning sanctuary policies

U.S. 06/14/19, 12:49

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. “I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in ...

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:47

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure Tuesday implementing the new rules, which rank among the strongest statewide mandates in the nation. California and Oregon have similar laws. The ...

Florida House passes GOP immigration ‘sanctuary’ ban bill

U.S. 04/24/19, 14:30

The Florida House passed a high-profile Republican bill Wednesday requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies that shield immigrants who are arrested. After hours of debate over two days, the GOP-led House voted 69-47 largely along party lines for the measure, ...

Florida House debates bill banning ‘sanctuary city’ policies

U.S. 04/23/19, 19:07

The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested. The GOP-dominated House turned back several Democratic amendments intended to weaken the measure or carve ...

Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety, fake drivers

U.S. 04/07/19, 08:29

Law enforcement agencies and ride-hailing companies are intensifying efforts to educate passengers about safety following the slaying of a University of South Carolina student who mistakenly got into a vehicle she thought was her Uber.Experts say would-be robbers and assailants sometimes pose as ride-hailing drivers — often at bars where ...

AG won’t release misconduct records despite court ruling

California 04/04/19, 18:35

California's attorney general said Thursday that he won't release older records on state law enforcement agents' misconduct despite a recently released appeals court ruling that they are public documents.That's prompting criticism from the Democratic state senator who authored last year's police transparency law. It requires law enforcement agencies to publicly ...

California court: Old police misconduct records are public

California 04/02/19, 19:38

Law enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled.The 1st District Court of Appeal's decision released Friday settles for now a debate over whether records created before Jan. 1, when ...

California police report almost no racial profiling

California 03/10/19, 11:16

California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.The panel's most recent report found 17 percent of California's law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint ...

ICE criticizes Michigan sheriff’s detainment warrant policy

U.S. 03/01/19, 11:43

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has criticized a Michigan sheriff's department that released three people living in the country illegally despite federal detainment requests.ICE says its enforcement abilities are undermined by the Kent County Sheriff's Department policy that requires the agency to present a federal warrant when making detainment requests.ICE ...

State of the Union address routine makes security concerns

Politics 02/04/19, 01:47

It's one of the most sensitive security challenges in America: The State of the Union address puts the president, his Cabinet, members of Congress, military leaders, top diplomats and Supreme Court justices all in the same place at the same time for all the world to see. Protecting everyone requires months ...

Russian law enforcement investigate Int’l Space Station hole

Space 12/24/18, 09:52

A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station says Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused the opening. Sergei Prokopyev said Monday that investigators were looking at samples he and crewmate Oleg Kononenko collected during a Dec. 12 spacewalk. Prokopyev and ...

Senate panel hears of Native women’s deaths, disappearances

U.S. 12/12/18, 19:05

The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana expressed frustration Wednesday over law enforcement's initial response to her loved one's disappearance, telling U.S. senators that numerous Native American families are troubled by inadequate investigations into their missing persons cases.The prepared testimony from Kimberly Loring was part of a hearing ...

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

U.S. 11/13/18, 11:11

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row.An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because of ...

Washington city considers ban of police selling guns

U.S. 11/01/18, 17:32

The Spokane, Washington, City Council is considering a proposal to stop the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation that found that guns sold by Washington state law enforcement agencies ended up in new crimes.Councilwoman Candace Mumm said Thursday that the AP investigation coupled with a ...

Update: White House says attempted attacks ‘despicable’

Politics 10/24/18, 10:31

The Latest on possible explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (all times local):10:18 a.m.The White House is condemning attempted attacks made against former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement Wednesday: "These terrorizing ...

Georgia police officer fatally shot near school

U.S. 10/20/18, 14:15

A Georgia police officer has been killed after being shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school.News outlets report multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects following the Saturday afternoon shooting near Snellville.Police say Gwinnett County police officer Antwan Toney was rushed in critical condition ...

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