Video Contradicts Initial Police Report in Tyre Nichols Arrest
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The initial police report written shortly after Tyre Nichols was beaten by police in Memphis and arrested does not match footage released from the incident. .. read more..

Chicago Court Drops R. Kelley Case After Federal Convictions
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A Chicago prosecutor will file to dismiss sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly in court on Tuesday after federal convictions in two courts are expected to keep Kelly in prison for decades on similar charges. .. read more..

Monterey Park Shooter Reported Fears Years Before Mass Shooting
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tran reported twice to police in Hemet, California where he lived that he believed he was being targeted by his family and that they had attempted to poison him.  .. read more..

‘We Are Humans Back Here’: As Texas Hunger Strike Wanes, Prisoners Speak Out ...
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

After 21 days, the last of many Texas prisoners to consistently refuse food ended his hunger strike. In letters to The Texas Tribune, two prisoners spoke out on the dire solitary confinement conditions that led them to starve themselves. .. read more..

New Mexico Announces Legislation Tackling Organized Retail Crime
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced legislation to combat the funding of organized crime through retail theft on Monday. The estimated economic impact of stolen sales in New Mexico is at $819.8 million. .. read more..

Ohio Man Indicted For Allegedly Concealing War Crime Charges
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A 55-year-old man in Ohio, Jugoslav Vidic, was arraigned on Thursday on criminal charges for allegedly giving false statements to U.S immigration and law enforcement when successfully submitting an application to become a U.S. citizen in 2005 after moving to the U.S. in 1999. .. read more..

Criminal Justice Reform Laws Are Taking Center Stage Nationwide
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Are we seeing a wave of new criminal justice reform laws brewing nationwide? Across the country, lawmakers look to tackle criminal justice reform, but not all states are taking the same approach. .. read more..

Congress Faces Revived Push To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The death of Tyre Nichols has renewed calls for federal police reform, including the Democrats’ George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. .. read more..

AI Tool Analyzes Bodycam Footage to Improve Police Training and Reporting
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A growing number of police departments are using a new AI system called Truleo which analyzes bodycam footage and flags problematic encounters. .. read more..

BBC Investigation Puts Spotlight On Dating App ‘Stings’ Targeting LGBT Egyptians
Monday, January 30, 2023

Journalists reviewed transcripts that show undercover officers posing as LGBT singles online and on dating apps and pressuring people who 'match' and message with them to meet them in person or exchange pictures. These people are later charged with "debauchery," despite some engaging in perfectly... .. read more..

Memphis PD Dismantles SCORPION Unit After Tyre Nichols Death
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Memphis Police Department announced on Saturday that it is deactivating its specialized unit known as SCORPION whose officers were involved in the death of Tyre Nichols. .. read more..

Murdaugh Trial Began With Graphic Crime Details
Monday, January 30, 2023

Witnesses provided testimony about the crime scene, as well as graphic details about Alex Murdaugh’s son Paul Murdaugh's death. .. read more..

Scottish Gov’t Pauses Placement of Some Transgender Women In Women’s Prison
Monday, January 30, 2023

This announcement comes after a transgender woman, Isla Bryson, who raped two women, was reportedly set to be placed in Scotland's only all women's prison. .. read more..

California City Approves Bonus Program to Attract More Experienced Police Off...
Monday, January 30, 2023

Nation City in San Diego County, California, has approved a $30,000 hiring bonus for police academy graduates or working police officers to work for the National City Police Department. .. read more..

Alabama To Free Hundreds Of Inmates
Monday, January 30, 2023

The change comes from an amendment to a 2015 reform law that was passed in 2021 and goes into effect on January 31, 2023 .. read more..

Report: Could The ‘Sharing Economy’ Help Decrease Crime?
Monday, January 30, 2023

A recent research report has found that the sharing economy, which includes businesses like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, could be disruptive enough to influence crime trends and bring crime down. As the sharing economy continues to grow in size and depth, its ultimate impact on the justice system is y... .. read more..

Ohio Prison Guard Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Drugs To Inmate
Monday, January 30, 2023

A prison guard at the state-run Lorain Correction Institution in Grafton, Ohio, was arrested Monday on a federal charge of conspiring to distribute drugs. .. read more..

US Office For Victims Of Crime Celebrates 20 years of Anti-Trafficking Programs
Monday, January 30, 2023

Marking National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the U.S. Office For Victims Of Crime (OVC) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Anti-Trafficking Programs on Thursday. The event highlighted the theme of Collaboration, Transformation, and Impact and how necessary grant funding has been for f... .. read more..

Color Of Change Starts Petitions With Demands Following Death of Tyre Nichols
Friday, January 27, 2023

The racial justice advocacy organization Color of Change has issued a new petition featuring demands the organization plans to present to the city of Memphis following the death of Tyre Nichols and the videos released tonight of the incident that led to his death. The officers involved have been ... .. read more..

Police Footage of Deadly Force Incident Against Tyre Nichols Released
Friday, January 27, 2023

The footage from the scene of Tyre Nichols’ death has been released. The City of Memphis has released four partially redacted videos from that day: one body-worn camera video from one location and two body-worn camera videos and one pole camera video without audio from a second location. The vide... .. read more..

Officials Respond To Death of Tyre Nichols, Officers Charged
Friday, January 27, 2023

Several officials have warned of the disturbing nature of the anticipated body cam video of the incident, reminding protestors to remain peaceful as departments in several cities prepare for demonstrations. .. read more..

NYPD 2023 Plan Outlines Commissioner’s ‘Step Forward’ Campaign
Friday, January 27, 2023

At Wednesday’s annual State of the NYPD breakfast hosted by the New York City Police Foundation, Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell unveiled a detailed 2023 Strategic Plan for the police department to help chart its brightest possible future. .. read more..

Paul Pelosi Attack Surveillance Video Released
Friday, January 27, 2023

The recordings have been released as evidence against David Depape, who is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon among other charges for the politically-motivated violent attack.  .. read more..

Man Pleads Guilty To Library of Congress Bomb Threat
Friday, January 27, 2023

Roseberry livestreamed on facebook his intent to carry out a bombing in response to the 2020 election on August 19, 2021 if he wasn't given a chance to meet with President Biden about his various political grievances. .. read more..

Lack of Rural Lawyers Leaves Much of America Without Support
Friday, January 27, 2023

Some 40 percent of U.S. counties are considered legal deserts, leaving those areas and their residents without easy access to legal advice for family issues, wills, estates and property transactions, in addition to any criminal or civil legal disputes. .. read more..

Marshall Project To Expand ‘News Inside’ To Prison Tablets
Friday, January 27, 2023

The Marshall Project has decided to make News Inside, their publication bringing news to incarcerated people in the US, and their Inside Story video series, available on for-profit tablets. .. read more..

Montana Man’s Prison Time Extended By 10 Years For Faking Covid
Friday, January 27, 2023

The man, Sean Michael Kelledy, had already been sentenced to 23 years in prison for two separate cases where he targeted elderly people in financial scams. .. read more..

With Support for Gun Control More Popular Than Ever, Where’s the People’s Man...
Thursday, January 26, 2023

In this column for our Viewpoints series, Gregg Barak questions how simple measures supported by the majority of Americans have not been adopted, particularly in the wake of recent tragic mass shootings. .. read more..

New Crime Trends Working Group Aims to Improve National Crime Data Reporting
Thursday, January 26, 2023

National crime data is a mess, and last year already-inconsistent agency participation in FBI crime data collection fell by 22 percent. Now, the Council on Criminal Justice is launching a Crime Trends Working Group to try and improve national data reporting and analysis. .. read more..

Improper Student Arrests Place Role of School Resource Officers Under Scrutiny
Thursday, January 26, 2023

After a video surfaced of a School Resource Officer using significant force to detain a student, the role of law enforcement in schools is in question. .. read more..

School Principal Involuntarily Committed With Falsified Court Order
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Last week, Alaska State Troopers took Mary Fulp, the 2022 Alaska Principal of the Year and Colony High School Principal, into custody after a family member presented them with what they thought was a state judge-signed document. .. read more..

UK Met Police Expects To Handle 2-3 Officer Misconduct Trials Per Week
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Over several months, the Met police will see two to three of its officers face a criminal trial per week. .. read more..

Advocates Fight in Albany To Pass Parole Reform
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Over 100 formerly incarcerated New Yorkers advocated for the Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole bills in Albany, New York on Wednesday, Jacob Kaye. .. read more..

NYC PBA Union Pres Challenged: ‘Patty Forgot, NYC Cops Can’t Pay Their Bills’
Thursday, January 26, 2023

A potential shakeup could be coming for the NYC Police Benevolent Association: Corey Grable, financial secretary for the PBA, is challenging long-time Union President Pat Lynch. .. read more..

Connecticut University Awarded $1 Million For Police De-Escalation Training
Thursday, January 26, 2023

The University of New Haven's Center for Advanced Policing has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice to fund a de-escalation training program. .. read more..

Members of Child Sexual Exploitation Website Convicted
Thursday, January 26, 2023

The site, "Rapey.su," was shut down in December 2020 and featured child sexual abuse material for the members of the site. .. read more..

16 Members of New York Narcotics Crew Charged
Thursday, January 26, 2023

16 members of the Washington Heights-based narcotic crew, 174th Street Crew, were charged with both narcotics and firearms offenses. .. read more..

Poll: Supreme Court Perception Improves
Thursday, January 26, 2023

The increase is largely driven by Democrats, whose approval rating for the court went from 15 percent in July 2021 to 35 percent today. .. read more..

Former Arizona Cop Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor After Tasing Incident
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Former Glendale police officer Matthew Schneider, who faces three felony aggravated assault charges pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. .. read more..

Report: Understanding Trauma For Cops, Lawyers and Investigators Exposed To V...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

In the digital age, the criminal justice world relies more on video evidence. Researchers interviewed police, investigators and legal professionals about how it can become a secondary source of trauma.  .. read more..

NJ Township Settles With Police Chief Who Alleged Racial Discrimination
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A report written last April by an attorney hired by Neptune to investigate the Police Chief's claims concluded that “there is a motivation to remove Chief Hunt because of his race." .. read more..

Prison Phone Fees Win Was 20 Years In The Making
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The passage of the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act was a win for prison reformers, long fought for by her grandson and advocates across the country. .. read more..

Family Sentenced For Forced Labor, Exploiting Woman Over A Decade
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Eighty-year-old Zahida Aman in Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to federal prison along with Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri and Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri for conspiracy to commit forced labor by forcing the domestic labor of a Pakistani woman for 12 years. .. read more..

NJ High Court Changes Standard For Mental Health Records
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The New Jersey Supreme Court has set a new policy for defendants wanting details about victims' mental state in a unanimous decision on Monday. .. read more..

Jay Z, Yo Gotti Drop Mississippi Prison Lawsuit as Conditions Improve
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The rappers had filed two lawsuits against prison officials, citing inhumane conditions. .. read more..

US Marshals Apprehended Over 75,000 Fugitives in 2022
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

In total, 75,846 fugitives, 28,324 on federal and 47,522 on state and local warrants, were arrested in Fiscal Year 2022. .. read more..

Two Memphis Firefighters Fired After Tyre Nichols’ Death
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The personnel let go by the Memphis Fire Department dealt with the initial care of Nichols, who died three days after a confrontation with Memphs police. .. read more..

More Docs: Classified Documents Discovered at Mike Pence’s Home
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence's lawyer confirms Documents with classified markings were found at Pence's Indiana home. .. read more..

Virginia Shooting Suspect Mistakenly Released From Prison
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Police from multiple jurisdictions and the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force are all working to find the suspect. .. read more..

Former Top FBI Official Charged With Taking Money From Russian Oligarch
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Charles McGonigal is accused of trying to get Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska removed from a U.S. sanctions list.  .. read more..

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