Senate Bill 1293 would authorize spending $2 million on three one-year pilot projects of predictive policing software in urban and rural areas to generate predictions for various types of crime.
Former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, prostitution and other misconduct.
UC Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring, who has written an article on law enforcement officers’ killings of civilians, calls the lack of reliable statistics a scandal and is advocating for a national database of such deaths.
A Houston trafficking victim wants her trafficker to pay up. In a motion filed Dec. 15, the victim requested restitution from Hortencia “Tencha” Medels Arguello, who allegedly forced the victim and others to work without pay in Houston-area brothels, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle. A judge is expected to sentence Arguello in
Arizona officials want Congress to shell out taxpayer money to bankroll a so-called border strike force just weeks after quietly abandoning plans to use private money for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border fence.
The U.S. government has found itself being blasted on aviation security yet again, with a House committee hearing testimony from about glaring security gaps within the Transportation Security Administration.
How misbehavior that used to result in a trip to the principal’s office is now leading to arrests, interrogations and criminal charges.
Tim Clemans was featured in a recent Reveal story about the challenges confronting law enforcement agencies as they rolled out body camera programs.
Lawmakers upbraided the Federal Air Marshal Service at a House oversight committee hearing for a raft of “outrageous and unacceptable” controversies among employees, but praised the director’s efforts to address the problems.
A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing is expected to address allegations that air marshals’ flights to protect commercial planes were changed to accommodate sexual trysts.
Reveal reporter Ali Winston discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s enhanced policy for cell-site simulators, surveillance technology that has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say the devices can capture data from private citizens not suspected of crimes.
The Los Angeles and Chicago police departments have acquired “dirt boxes” – military surveillance technology that can intercept data, calls and text messages from hundreds of cellphones simultaneously, as well as jam transmissions from a device.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.