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SCOTT SERIO/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A record number of law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2021, according to a report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Wednesday, with most losing their lives to COVID-19. In 2021, 458 law enforcement officers died — up 55% from 2020, according to […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Just days before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack at the United States Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said domestic violent extremism remains one of “the greatest terrorism related threats” the country faces. “Over the past year, we in the Department of Homeland Security have improved and strengthened […]

Mark Makela/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Last Oct. 16, one man was shot and killed and another was wounded at a home in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Ten days later, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force hunted down and caught the suspects hundreds of miles apart, both wanted for murder. Thomas Bishop Jr., 27, […]

Christian Petersen/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A New Jersey man posed as a New England Patriots player to fraudulently obtain family Super Bowl LI rings, intended to be purchased by family members of Patriots players, the Justice Department said. The New England Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit with the Atlanta Falcons to win the 2017 Super […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A Trump-appointed judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former president that was seeking to prevent the House Ways and Means Committee from publishing his tax returns. D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden wrote in his opinion Tuesday that the former president is “wrong on the law.” “A long […]

YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Five Federal Bureau of Investigation officials “solicited” prostitutes while on an overseas trip, the Department of Justice inspector general said in a two-page report. Four of the officials “solicited, procured, and accepted commercial sex overseas.” “The OIG investigation also found that four of those officials lacked candor about […]

Kali9/iStock (WASHINGTON) — The lack of police department participation in reporting use-of-force incidents could result in the FBI never publishing the data and the collection effort being shut down, according to a report released this week by the Government Accountability Office. In 2019, the FBI launched a voluntary use of force reporting system, designed to […]

iStock (NEW YORK) — The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana for import into the U.S; money-laundering and helping run the Mexican drug cartel in which her husband was the boss. Emma Coronel Aispuro will also serve 48 […]

Nes/iStock (DAYTON, Ohio) — The suspect who carried out a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on an early August morning in 2019 had an “enduring fascination with mass violence,” the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit concluded in a report released Monday. Just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2019, Connor Betts killed nine people and wounded […]

Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who served under former President Donald Trump until his firing in the wake of the 2020 election, has sued the Department of Defense over redactions they made to his upcoming book. Esper’s memoir, set to be released in May of 2022, is expected to […]

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