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$4 Million in Heroin Seized in Massive Drug Bust

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Federal, state and local officers confiscated more than 80 pounds of heroin and arrested 10 people in Washington, DC this week who were involved in a large-scale heroin ring.

AG Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Focus on Violent Offenders

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“Use every tool we have” to investigate and prosecute violent offenders. That was the order given by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to federal prosecutors across the nation yesterday as part of his effort to crack down on the recent uptick in serious crime.

Alleged Shooter of NM Officer Hit with More Federal Charges

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An Ohio man was charged with federal firearms and carjacking offenses arising out of an Aug. 12, 2016 traffic stop in Hatch, N.M., when he allegedly shot and killed Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez.

BMW to Pay Over $2 M to Servicemembers Who Terminated their Leases

BMW Financial Services, N.A. (BMW FS) agreed to pay over $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by failing to refund a type of up-front lease payment to 492 servicemembers who lawfully terminated their motor vehicle leases early.

California and San Francisco Governments Sue DOJ

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The state of California and the city of San Francisco have become the latest entities to file lawsuits against the Department of Justice (DOJ), following DOJ’s announced plan to make the majority of federal law enforcement grants contingent upon localities agreeing to “allow federal immigration officers access to local prisons and also provide federal authorities with advance notice when prisoners in the country illegally are slated to be released.”

Columbian Drug Lord Bribes Federal Agent with Cash, Sex

After succumbing to bribes from Columbian drug lord, Jose Bayron Piedrahita, a former federal agent in Miami persuaded federal prosecutors to dismiss Piedrahita from indictment in one of the largest drug smuggling cases in U.S. history.

Countless Firearms Missing from Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

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Federal law enforcement agencies have lost nearly 1,000 guns since 2006. The Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons lose countless guns, grenades, bullets, and other “expendables” every year to theft and poor inventory tracking.

DOJ Announces Nationwide Police Use of Force Data Collection

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The Department of Justice announced its plan to collect data on law enforcement interactions with civilians nationwide in order to track how and when law enforcement officials use force and how often civilians die in police custody.

DOJ No Longer Using the Terms Felon or Convict

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In an effort to facilitate a smoother transition for those released from prison and jail back into society, the Department of Justice said it will no longer call such people “felons” or “convicts.”

This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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