The report, due Monday, also is expected to detail many shortcomings in how the bureau conducted the investigation, including errors in the handling of warrants, in a further test of efforts by director Christopher Wray to keep the bureau out of politics.
Attorney General William Barr increasingly is attacking the Democratic Party, assailing liberal culture and defending the president against accusations of abusing his office. Critics fear he is eroding the Justice Department’s traditional independence in law enforcement.
In his latest tough-on-crime remarks, Attorney General William Barr warned that communities which criticize cops risk losing police protection. Critics immediately pounced, saying Barr’s remarks showed “flagrant” disregard for civil liberties and the rule of law.
A black South Bend resident, under Mayor and presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, was 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana between 2012 and 2018 than a white resident, according to federal data.
Caren Harp, head of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection, says the government hopes to “roll back” the bureaucratic requirements that have led to states dropping out of a program aimed at ensuring core protections for youths in custody.
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month drew to a close in October, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to explore reimbursing the cost of forensic tests for DV survivors. That’s a critical step forward towards addressing a rising problem in California, and elsewhere.
The decision involved the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, the primary provider of federal aid to local and state law enforcement agencies. In 2017, the Trump administration imposed two new requirements on the grant.