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Yuma, Arizona Mayor Doug Nicholls announced Tuesday that the number of migrants seeking asylum released into the city has become unsustainable. The mayor has requested federal assistance in handling the issue, which he claims has built to become a humanitarian crisis.
Senate Democrats have introduced a measure that would require companies to check their algorithms for bias before implementation. The Algorithmic Accountability Act introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) would be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
DOJ and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Announce International Bust Relating to South American Call Centers
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has extradited four Peruvian residents to the U.S., where they face charges of operating a large scale extortion scheme from 2012 to 2015. Jesus Gerardo Gutierrez Rojas, 37, Maria de Guadalupe Alexandra Podesta Bengoa, 38, Virgilio Ignacio Polo Davila, 43, and Omar Alfredo Portocarrero Caceres, 39, are facing federal charges in Miami.
Allegations can spring upon you at any point as a federal employee. If you were informed of an allegation being made against you tomorrow, would you be prepared? Do you know how you would be able to account for any potential financial costs or obtain legal representation? If you answered no to these questions, then investing in FEDS Protection should be a top priority for you. FEDS provides professional liability insurance you can rely on to help you with those allegations you never thought would spring at you.
Even though senior leaders know they need to keep their skills sharp through continued development opportunities, finding the time, let alone the budget, for training and development is a constant challenge.
Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 30,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters join us in Washington, DC on May 13. It’s often said that everyone should experience at least one Police Week during their lives, but even if you can’t make it to DC this year, you can still show your support.
On Remand from Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Virginia Finds That Good Faith Exception Applies in Collins v. Virginia
Last year, FEDagent reported on the Supreme Court’s decision in Collins v. Virginia, 138 S. Ct. 1663, 1668 (2018). The Supreme Court remanded the case to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which recently issued its decision on remand.
In a rare occurrence, a trio of eagles (two males and one female) have come together to jointly raise a family of three eaglets after one male’s mate disappeared. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups have created a dedicated livestream to allow the public to watch this unique family bond.