Street gangs in Indiana are silencing eyewitnesses to their violent activities, as well as informants, say local prosecutors and police. A lack of witness cooperation is a major reason the arrest rate in Indianapolis criminal homicide cases has sunk to near 35 percent.
When should county sheriffs hold deportable suspects for federal authorities? An Oregon rape case in which a man who has been deported to Mexico 20 times was arrested illustrates the dilemmas.
Rather than working to get people well, a growing number of unscrupulous drug treatment centers are focusing on getting addicts to relapse so that insurance dollars keep rolling in, law enforcement officials, treatment experts and addicts in recovery tell the Associated Press.
A new edition to the 2010 report “Policing for Profit” ranks the states’ efforts to protect citizen rights, spotlighting the lack of transparency by police departments on the use of seized millions.
Those are some of the facts about guns in the United States compiled by The Trace. Another one: gun thefts appear to be rising, and cars are especially hot targets.
Legislators in at least four states are trying to make sure that rewarding jailhouse informants with cash, perks or deals for freedom is not leading to mistaken convictions.
Police arrested the first of several juvenile suspects on Saturday night. The Facebook Live recording had as many as 40 viewers at one point.
The state supreme court upheld the latest procedure to execute the condemned via one shot of pentobarbital, but defense attorneys will seek a review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Three hundred sixty people were waiting on Monday night to get their 911 calls answered. A state representative was on hold for 26 minutes to get help for a friend who passed out.