Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Man in child porn case that closed observatory indicted

Aug. 8, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man linked to a child pornography investigation that sparked a mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico two years ago has been indicted. Court documents show that a grand jury last month indicted former janitor Joshua Lee Cope on three child pornography counts...

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Aug. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up...

This image released Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows an FBI poster seeking two men who may have information relevant to the investigation of vandalism and arson of a Providence Police Department cruiser late Tuesday, June 1, in Providence, R.I. The cruiser was pelted with objects then burned near the Providence Place Mall after a protest turned chaotic. (FBI via AP)

FBI offers $10,000 for information on police cruiser arson

Aug. 7, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Rhode Island are seeking two men who may have information about the destruction and arson of a police cruiser during a June riot in downtown Providence. The FBI also said it's offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of...

Correction: Bribery Investigation-Ohio story

Aug. 6, 2020 12:31 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Aug. 5, 2020, about groups named in an FBI affidavit regarding an alleged Ohio corruption scheme, The Associated Press erroneously reported that D. Eric Lycan is currently the counsel for the Republican Party of Kentucky. He left the position in April 2019.

FBI takes lead role in search for missing Kentucky woman

Aug. 6, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal and state officers began executing search warrants Thursday and planned new rounds of interviews in the search for a Kentucky woman who disappeared around the Fourth of July five years ago. The FBI field office in Louisville announced it has taken the lead on the...

FILE - Internet personality Jake Paul arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2017. FBI agents including a SWAT team have raided the apparent home of YouTube star Jake Paul. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says agents executed a search warrant Wednesday at the Calabasas, California mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation. She could not say what the probe is about or who the target was. Helicopter video from local TV news showed agents gathering guns from the home that can frequently be seen on Paul's YouTube channel, which has over 20 million followers. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

Aug. 5, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m. at the Calabasas, California, mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020 file photo, Gov. Asa Hutchinson takes off his Arkansas Razorbacks facemark as he arrives for the daily coronavirus briefing at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Hutchinson issued the order Thursday, July, 16, 2020, effective Monday, July 20, requiring people to wear masks in public throughout the state, which is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases. The governor issued the order after weeks of resisting such a requirement. (Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Arkansas governor, others targeted in unemployment fraud

Aug. 4, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said scammers fraudulently filed on his behalf for unemployment assistance intended for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as officials said thousands of claims have been frozen over potential fraud concerns. Hutchinson said he...

Compton, Calif., Mayor Aja Brown, left, calls on the state attorney general's office and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Los Angeles County Sheriff's station at a news conference in Compton Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A violent gang of sheriff's deputies who call themselves

Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of violent gang

Aug. 4, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who call themselves “The Executioners” control a patrol station in Compton through force, threats, work slowdowns and acts of revenge against those who speak out, a deputy alleges in a legal claim. Austreberto...

Minnesota Lynx players lock arms during a moment of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor before a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 4, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Despite mounting public pressure to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against police officers who were shot at when sent to her house with a warrant, legal experts...

'Suspicious' substance at protest was water, antacid

Aug. 4, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspicious substance that police officials implied that Black Lives Matter protesters had thrown at officers during May demonstrations turned out to be only water and antacid. The State reported that Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Monday that a...