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  • DOJ set to release review of St. Louis County police

    October 2, 2015 10:35 AM

    ST. LOUIS- The U.S. Department of Justice is set to release the findings of its third and final review stemming from the unrest in Ferguson that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report on the St. Louis County police department... more »
  • Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

    September 1, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. In a court filing, the DOJ says the Jindal administration hasn't offered "sufficient reasons" to keep Planned Parenthood Gulf... more »
  • DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    March 3, 2015 10:41 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... more »
  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

    October 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. Twitter Inc. filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child porn

    August 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography. Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »
  • Justice Department to disclose drone memo

    May 20, 2014 4:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration plans to disclose a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. The Justice Department has decided not to appeal a court order requiring disclosure of a redacted version of the memo. That's according to two... more »
  • Governor defends state's voucher program

    August 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    AMITE- Governor Jindal and some national advocacy groups sound off on a lawsuit filed against the state over private school vouchers. Over the weekend the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit to put a block on the voucher programs in court ordered desegregated districts in the state. 34... more »
  • Kids learn guns and games don't mix

    June 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kids are learning an important lesson: that guns and games don't mix. Today the Department of Justice launched their summer campaign to teach children about gun safety. At Howell Park agents demonstrated how dangerous playing with a gun can be and educated parents about opening a... more »
  • Council to talk with Department of Justice about BRPD

    February 21, 2013 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some members of the city's Metro Council have asked for a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the police department. The effort, led by C. Denise Marcelle, comes after Mayor Kip Holden fired Dewayne White as chief of police. In a hearing about his... more »
  • Don't cut so deep

    February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Director of the FBI and the Attorney General warn looming across-the-board spending cuts would erode public safety in every city and town in the nation. The FBI says the cuts would cause furloughs equivalent to closing the bureau's offices in Chicago, Miami and Baltimore, slash the number of cases... more »
  • Sensitivity training, new discipline board for BRPD

    October 11, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White says he has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice about conducting sensitivity training for his officers. It is the latest development concerning controversial remarks Chief White made on WJBO radio last week, claiming many members of his department have problems with race-related issues.... more »
  • Man loses thousands on promised 'renovation'

    August 12, 2011 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Charles Rivers is out $3,000. He claims a man named Dash Cannon took the money, promised a complete home renovation, and never showed up to do the work. Rivers was hoping for a complete cabinet makeover, help with his soggy walls and floors, screens and locks on... more »

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