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Tag Archives: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOJ Announces Policy on Chokeholds and ‘No-Knock’ Entries

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law …

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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division have announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department (PhxPD). The investigation will see if the department engages in discriminatory policing, …

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Trump Urged DOJ Officials To Declare Election Results “Corrupt”

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New documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee details former President Donald Trump’s attempt to get Department of Justice officials to declare the 2020 Presidential election as “corrupt” and “illegal.” Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and then-acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue took notes during a call with the …

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Department of Justice Issues Guidance On Post-Election Audits

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The Department of Justice on Wednesday released guidance for states that are conducting post-election audits. “The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair, and secure elections,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act.” …

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President Biden Announces Strategy To Address Gun Violence

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President Joe Biden outlined his administration’s national crime prevention strategy Wednesday after meeting with local leaders on the issue, in remarks that focused on targeting gun violence and new resources for community policing across the country. The Biden administration is responding to a rise in violent crime throughout the United …

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Emails From Justice Department Show How Trump And His Allies Pressured Attorney General To Challenge Election Results

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Emails from the Justice Department and White House officials show how former President Donald Trump and his associates tried to pressure then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to challenge the 2020 presidential election. Emails released by the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee detail President Trump’s team’s desire for the Justice …

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DOJ Subpoenaed Apple For Information On Democrats Under Trump

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An Intelligence Committee official has confirmed to CNN that prosecutors in the Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoenaed Apple for data on House Intelligence Committee Democrats during President Donald Trump‘s administration. “The Committee has continued to seek additional information, but the Department has not been forthcoming in a timely manner, including on …

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Biden Administration Launches Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Vice President Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday announced a new anti-trafficking and human smuggling task force operation in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico. Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the initiative during a joint press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei while in Guatemala on her first official foreign trip. “Transnational human smuggling …

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DOJ To Prioritize Ransomware Attacks On Same Level As Terrorism

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The Department of Justice’s acting deputy attorney general announced this week that ransomware attacks would be prioritized at the same level as terrorism. “We recognize this is an increasing threat,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. “It’s a specialized process to ensure we track all ransomware cases regardless …

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