Prosecutors Take McCabe Evidence to Grand Jury

Federal prosecutors are using a grand jury to investigate former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, an indication the probe into whether he misled officials exploring his role in a controversial media disclosure has intensified. McCabe’s attorney charges that a leak about the case “is a sad and poorly veiled attempt to try to distract the American public.”

Chicago Police Will Report Every Gun-Pointing Case

Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The new requirement marks a win for Madigan, who had pushed for the new level of documentation as part of her ongoing negotiations with Emanuel on a federal consent decree that will govern sweeping police reforms.

Emanuel Won’t Seek Another Term; Failed on Crime

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unable to reform the city’s Police Department. His announcement came as a federal judge prepares to oversee a coming overhaul after a scandal touched off by the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, by a white officer, Jason Van Dyke, whose trial starts this week.

Cincinnati Officer Tased Girl, Made Racial Comment

Cincinnati police investigators said an officer who deployed a Taser to stop an 11-year-old girl from shoplifting violated the department’s use of force policy. The officer told the girl, “You know, sweetheart, this is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community.” The officer was accused of violating four police department policies.

DOJ Investigating FBI Handling of Nassar Sex Case

The Justice Department’s Inspector General is probing how the FBI handled sexual-abuse allegations by gymnasts against national team doctor Larry Nassar in 2015. Gymnasts’ complaints languished for at least nine months before an FBI office opened a formal investigation.

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Why Can’t We Rein in Police Misconduct? Blame Prohibition

America’s crusade against alcohol ended over seven decades ago with the 21st Amendment. But Supreme Court decisions aimed at curbing police misbehavior during Prohibition—by excluding evidence obtained unlawfully—have complicated efforts to hold law enforcement accountable for its actions today, according to a new book by a Pennsylvania law professor.