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Justice Dept. curtails agents' use of 'no-knock' warrants

Sep. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is curtailing federal agents’ use of “no-knock” warrants — which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence — and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most...

US closing troubled NYC jail where Epstein killed himself

Aug. 26, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday it is shutting down a federal jail in New York City after a slew of problems that came to light following disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide there two years ago. The federal Bureau of Prisons said the...

Justice Dept. bolsters monitoring of federal inmate accounts

Aug. 19, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is directing the federal prison system to revamp how it monitors government-run prison deposit accounts that have at times been used by inmates to shield themselves from paying debts and for suspicious or illegal activity. The...

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Jul. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Thursday that the Justice Department would crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence that also includes funding community intervention programs and other neighborhood...

Biden pushes effort to combat rising tide of violent crime

Jun. 22, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. The worry over crime...