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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.

DHS Adds Three Countries to Anti-Terror Travel List

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A trip to the US will now be more difficult for those who’ve recently visited Libya, Somalia, or Yemen. Thanks to new anti-terrorist travel restrictions announced Thursday, travelers coming to the US from after spending time in one of these three countries must go through the regular visa process instead of using the waiver program.

DHS Employees Need Off-Duty Drug, Prostitute Policies

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While the Department of Homeland Security extensively prepares its employees for the work they will be doing during overseas trips, policies governing employee behavior during the off-hours, however, remain obtuse.

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 Charges Bank Managers in $170 Million Scheme

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would file charges against two French bank managers accused of transmitting false and misleading information about the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), “a global benchmark interest rate to which trillions of dollars of financial transactions are tied.”

DOJ Releases Name of FBI Agent Accused of Insider Trading Leak

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Prosecutors identified the FBI agent who they say admitted to leaking information to reporters about an insider trading investigation centering on Las Vegas sports gambler and professional golfer Phil Mickelson.

Ex-Police Officer Admits Lying to FBI in Civil Rights Case

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In a rare case of an officer facing a civil rights conviction, a former Louisiana police officer pled guilty Friday in court in Shreveport, Louisiana to violating the civil rights of a woman and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor had 37k Child Porn Images, Says FBI

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During a search at his Michigan property, the FBI found at least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography on Larry Nassar’s hard drives, plus videos of the former Michigan State University doctor sexually assaulting girls under the age of 12, according to an agent who testified in federal court in Grand Rapids.

This Week on FEDtalk

Reporter Roundtable: Looking Forward And Reflecting Back

Even with a shutdown in place, there is much to discuss about the workings of the federal government as the new year begins. Tune in this Friday, January 11 for the first FEDTalk of 2019. A roundtable of guests will be providing the most up to date federal news while taking a look back on the successes, and failures, of 2018.

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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