Law enforcement officials worked to determine whether there was a connection between explosive devices found over the weekend in a Manhattan, a pipe bomb blast at a Jersey shore town, and five explosive devices founded at a New Jersey train station.
The unidentified gunman wounded Sgt. Sylvia Young, a 19-year police veteran, while she was sitting in her patrol car in west Philadelphia. A woman and the gunman were killed, five others wounded, including two police officers.
The state concluded a drawn out legal battle with rights groups this week, after years of debate about requirements that law enforcement officials check the immigration status of individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants.
Commissioner Bratton steps down after four decades of reducing crime in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. But in the wake of protests and shootings, many police departments are now working on rebuilding trust with their communities.
A 32-year-old Florida man has been arrested and is facing a charge of arson and hate crime in a fire that heavily damaged a mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended, authorities announced Wednesday.
About a third of the nation's 18,000 police agencies are either testing body cameras or have embraced them. But police in Indiana and Connecticut suspended their body camera programs citing high video-storage costs.
A Michigan law banning 'straight-ticket voting' is the latest example, with the Supreme Court allowing it to be struck down Friday. Concerns over minority voting rights – and big data to back them – are having an effect.
President Obama nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi, a Pakistan-born lawyer, to the US District Court for the District of Columbia. If confirmed, he would be the first ever Muslim judge to serve on the federal bench.
The nomination of Abid Qureshi, who could potentially become the first Muslim American federal judge, highlights Obama's views about the importance of a diverse judiciary. But political strategy may be a factor as well.