DOJ Launches Initiative to Work With Tribes on Missing Persons

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes became the first in the nation to complete a community response plan—a Justice Department initiative aimed at creating collaboration among law enforcement agencies that includes tribal police, county police and federal authorities–when Native Americans go missing on tribal land.


Can Conviction Integrity Units Get Respect?

Difficulties in obtaining funding and sufficient staff, combined with skepticism from many parts of the justice system, have kept the number of prosecutors’ internal investigative units small. Nevertheless, the units are a major reason for the increase in exonerations across the U.S., a John Jay webinar was told Tuesday.

Chinese Counterfeiters Sent 11M Fake Masks to US

The Department of Homeland Security has seized more than 11 million counterfeit N95 masks from five states, with authorities saying that suspected victims of this scam include hospitals and medical facilities in at least 12 states. An initial criminal investigation revealed China to be the source of the fake masks purportedly made by U.S. manufacturer 3M.