Senate Bill 1293 would authorize spending $2 million on three one-year pilot projects of predictive policing software in urban and rural areas to generate predictions for various types of crime.
Former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, prostitution and other misconduct.
UC Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring, who has written an article on law enforcement officers’ killings of civilians, calls the lack of reliable statistics a scandal and is advocating for a national database of such deaths.
Police departments have acquired “dirt boxes” – military surveillance technology that can intercept data, calls and text messages.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.
Newly released FBI records reveal that activist Richard Masato Aoki, celebrated as a radical hero in the San Francisco Bay Area, covertly filed more than 500 reports with the bureau between 1961 and 1971 on a variety of activists and political groups.
The defense strategy in the 2013 shooting of an Oakland, California, officer could test whether police have the right to scoop up thousands of cellphone records using a controversial surveillance device without seeking court approval.
While firearms training is meant to keep both the police and the public safe, it actually poses a hazard to the officers themselves. For over a year, The Seattle Times has been investigating how people shooting at dirty gun ranges across the U.S. have suffered health problems from lead poisoning.
In an unusual move, the Transportation Security Administration has started giving breath alcohol tests to some air marshals before they board assigned flights.
The House’s top oversight committee officially launched its investigation into the TSA with bipartisan support, citing allegations that an employee manipulated air marshals’ flight schedules and could have accessed government databases inappropriately.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called allegations that Federal Air Marshal Service employees manipulated schedules “salacious” and said he hopes it’s an isolated incident but fears it might not be.
Federal air marshals assigned to protect commercial flights across the U.S. were furtively pulled from their assigned flights so they could meet for sexual trysts, get better routes or travel to cities they preferred, current and former employees said.