Police Chiefs Wary of Reviving Consent Decrees

Leaders of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations and unions said they would air their concerns directly to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday over the Justice Department’s broad civil-rights probe into the Minneapolis Police Department, with many voicing skepticism of investigations that they say can unfairly force cities to make costly changes that are burdensome to rank-and-file officers.

Does FBI Have a Phone-Hacking Lab? ACLU Sues to Find Out

The ACLU is suing the FBI following the discovery of public court documents and records that indicate the FBI Electronic Device Analysis Unit can bypass encrypted cell phone information. If true, the ACLU says this will “severely undermine our digital privacy and security.”