PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice have told Portland’s police chief and city attorney to give them all “original, unredacted” Portland police Rapid Response Team training materials, furious the city didn’t make them aware when it knew months ago of a right-wing police training slide that advocated for violence against protesters.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston nonprofit that convenes resources to help people who have been in jail or prison to stay out has gotten a $750,000 federal grant.
The Maine Prisoner Reentry Network will use the funds from the U.S.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia couple has pleaded guilty to submitting at least 40 fake loan applications totaling more than $5.1 million connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S.
CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities have reached an agreement with a Georgia hospital to ensure effective communication with deaf patients.
The settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act was reached Tuesday between the U.S.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Broward Health hospital system on Saturday said it suffered a data breach in October where a hacker accessed personal and medical information of patients and staff.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Asphaug will lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon until a new lead prosecutor is appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Native American tribes across the Great Plains are hoping that a decisive legal victory will shift federal officials' attention to their struggle to obtain quality health care.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri law forbidding local police from enforcing federal gun laws is hampering efforts to protect the public, federal authorities say.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that its investigation into Connecticut's Manson Youth Institution found the state's Correction Department has been violating the civil rights of incarcerated children.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for shooting a sheriff's deputy who was trying to execute a search warrant, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
AMITE CITY, La. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Louisiana town council member and a former police chief in relation to an alleged 2016 vote-buying scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program is the latest bellwether in the U.S. Justice Department's controversial effort to crackdown on economic espionage by China.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has lost another costly court ruling over his coal companies' environmental violations.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday issued a strong condemnation of the way Iowa treats people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, telling the state it must find ways to care for people in community settings and not in institutions.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday that he has hired a Bennington native with experience in Washington as his new strategic communications director.
Alexis (Alex) Allen Reuss will replace Taylor Gage, who left the governor's office last week to take a new job as executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice began a civil inquiry in August into sexual harassment claims made against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York officials disclosed Thursday.
The exact nature of the inquiry and its current status was unclear.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says conditions in Alabama prisons have not improved since the federal government warned the state of unconstitutional conditions three years ago and that male inmates continue to live in deadly and dangerous conditions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 75 months in prison for his part in a dog fighting operation and having a firearm as a convicted felon, federal officials said.
Delontay Moore, 26, of Concord, pleaded guilty on July 8 to conspiracy to commit dog fighting offenses and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon's largest city, demanding racial justice after the murder of George Floyd by a white officer.
Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” — a call for elected officials to reallocate some law enforcement funding elsewhere.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities continue to search for an inmate who escaped a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson.
U.S. Department of Justice officials say Ezequiel Solis Jr. was discovered missing around 4 p.m.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Community groups are calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the largest law enforcement agencies in southwest Washington over alleged excessive force and discriminatory policing.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old girl who died by suicide has accused a Utah school district that was recently reprimanded by the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to address widespread racial discrimination of not doing enough to protect their daughter who they said was bullied for being Black and autistic.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has embarked on a historic environmental justice investigation into an impoverished Alabama county's longstanding wastewater problems, which have left some residents with sewage in their yards.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges last week in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 54, and Belena Turner, 50, both of Shreveport pleaded guilty to wire fraud before federal judge Elizabeth Foote on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement in a lawsuit it filed against a North Carolina county alleging that an emergency communications unit engaged in unlawful retaliation when it fired a worker who told supervisors that she had been sexually harassed on the job.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Eight men from Burlington face federal charges accusing them of involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking operation.
The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release Tuesday that the charges were the result of state and federal investigations that have been going on for several years.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon-based youth climate activists say settlement talks with the U.S. Department of Justice have failed six years after they first filed a landmark federal lawsuit that attempted to hold the nation's leadership accountable for its role in global warming.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired federal law enforcement officer has been chosen as the new police chief in Huntington, West Virginia.
Karl Colder's appointment was announced Monday in a special City Council meeting by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, The Herald-Dispatch reported.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting $385,000 in federal funding to help register and track convicted sex offenders.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, announced the federal funding this week.
VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven people face animal cruelty and conspiracy charges in connection with a large-scale cockfighting and fighting bird breeding operation.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the Vermont Department of Corrections to improve conditions in the state's prisons for inmates with disabilities, the department said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Archdiocese of New Orleans has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that it inflated damage estimates for federal recovery money after Hurricane Katrina, a newspaper reported.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Denying Wisconsin state auditors access to the actual ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election is “arguably justifiable” based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice, attorneys for the Legislature said in a memo released Wednesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Virginia man who they say duped investors out of more than $740,000 by convincing them to help him build a religion-themed family entertainment venue, the U.S.
A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Purdue Pharma to resume its work carrying out the recent $10 billion settlement plan that allowed the Oxycontin maker to emerge from bankruptcy.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two inmates were killed within a week in reported assaults in Alabama prisons, a system that is facing a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit over excessive violence.
Kristi Simpson, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections, confirmed the deaths and said they are under investigation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more details behind some of their allegations.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — More than $33 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants has been awarded to 26 Virginia-based public and non-profit organizations to fund programs that address violence against women, a federal prosecutors says.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a lawyer who represented the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd.
William John Hartnett made the threat in a phone call from Miami on April 6, the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four companies will pay nearly $78 million to clean up contaminated groundwater at two Los Angeles-area toxic waste sites, authorities announced Tuesday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan Friday to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build two super-size prisons, brushing off criticism from congressional Democrats that the money was not intended for such projects.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Two former prison guards at Leavenworth Detention Center have been indicted by a federal grand jury on counts accusing them of smuggling drugs and other contraband into the prison, according to federal authorities.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple has been convicted of getting around paying employment and income taxes for almost a decade to pay for boarding their dog, a country club membership and visits to a spiritual adviser, the U.S.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corporation has agreed to a $6.15 million settlement agreement with the federal government over allegations it underpaid royalties on federal leases, the U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia companies have agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations that they received kickbacks linked to federal government contracts reserved for certain small businesses, the U.S.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced on Wednesday to four life terms for his part in the death of a woman thought to be a witness in a federal case, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man scammed Amazon out of nearly $300,000 by seeking refunds for products that he never actually returned, according to federal prosecutors.
The U.S. Department of Justice said court filings show Hudson Hamrick of Charlotte was charged Monday with wire fraud, The Charlotte Observer reported.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated.
POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons, citing particular concern about violence.
Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the department's civil rights division, said the investigation will be comprehensive but will focus on “harm to prisoners resulting from prisoner-on-prisoner violence.” It will also look into sexual abuse of gay, lesbian and transgender prisoners by both prisoners and staff.