Welcome to the Crime and Justice News archive. All news stories are logged into this area and are available for your use as you see fit. Please use this information in a responsible manner and remember to always acknowledge the author(s) and/or source.
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration exceeded its authority when it withheld a 2017 public safety grant from Los Angeles over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. L.A. argued that involving local police in immigration enforcement would harm trust between police and communities.
Major police departments that are successful at making arrests in homicides generally assign detectives fewer than five cases annually, found a Washington Post analysis of homicide caseloads in 48 cities.
The California city set a murder record last year, which authorities blame on gangs and drugs. District Attorney Lisa Green says criminal justice reforms are responsible for releasing “dangerous criminals.”
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is pleading guilty to federal crimes Friday, ending his long losing battle with special counsel Robert Mueller. The plea eliminated the need for his second trial scheduled to begin Monday on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations.
The House has passed a bill to establish a national database similar to a sex offender registry for people convicted of terrorism-related crimes who have been released from prison. Twenty-five such people will be freed by the end of 2021.
Letitia James, New York City’s public advocate, won the Democratic primary for New York State attorney general, and could become the first African-American woman to hold statewide office in New York. Like other Democratic state attorneys general, she has vowed to take on President Trump.
Hundreds of migrant families who were separated at the border may have a second chance at seeking asylum in the U.S. after the federal government reached an agreement with those families’ legal representatives.
Seven states bar people with a criminal record from getting victim compensation. An analysis of records in two of those states—Florida and Ohio—shows that the bans fall hardest on black victims and their families.