Law Enforcement

2024-05-31 20:02:18
by Tom Ramstack
DC Police Prepare for Terrorism During Pride Month in June

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia police are preparing for a potential terrorist attack in June during Pride Month after an... Read More

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia police are preparing for a potential terrorist attack in June during Pride Month after an FBI warning last week. “Foreign terrorist organizations or supporters may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June... Read More

2024-05-22 18:51:42
by Dan McCue
Republican National Headquarters Locked Down in Hazmat Scare

WASHINGTON — The headquarters of the Republican National Committee was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a suspicious package containing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The headquarters of the Republican National Committee was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a suspicious package containing vials of blood was delivered to the address. The package was reportedly addressed to former President Donald Trump. U.S. Capitol... Read More

2024-05-08 19:57:10
by Tom Ramstack
DC Police Clear War Protesters After Congressional Threat to Intervene

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., police cleared out Israel-Hamas War protesters from George Washington University in the early hours of Wednesday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., police cleared out Israel-Hamas War protesters from George Washington University in the early hours of Wednesday but only after enduring congressional criticism for the delay. Thirty-three protesters were arrested at an encampment only blocks from the... Read More

Police Remove Encampment at University of Wisconsin’s Madison Campus

AP — Police were removing an encampment of pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus and have taken away... Read More

AP — Police were removing an encampment of pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus and have taken away several protesters. Several police officers arrived at the encampment on the campus’ Library Mall around 7 a.m. Wednesday and played... Read More

2024-03-28 17:31:37
by Dan McCue
Elections Task Force Prosecutes 2020 ‘Vigilantes,’ Seeks More Civic Dialogue

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A 46-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for sending death threats to... Read More

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A 46-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for sending death threats to an Arizona election official. The sentencing of Joshua Russell, of Bucyrus, Ohio, came after he pleaded guilty to one count... Read More

2024-02-09 19:56:57
by Dan McCue
Fake Biden Robocalls During New Hampshire Primary Traced to Texas

CONCORD, N.H. — Fraudulent robocalls using an AI-generated impersonation of President Joe Biden to discourage voting in the New Hampshire... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — Fraudulent robocalls using an AI-generated impersonation of President Joe Biden to discourage voting in the New Hampshire Democratic primary last month have been traced to a Texas-based company, known as Life Corp., and an individual named Walter... Read More

2024-01-23 22:15:39
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Lawyers’ Committee Suggests Abolishing DC Police’s Gang Database

WASHINGTON — A report this month from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs warns that Washington,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A report this month from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs warns that Washington, D.C., police appear to be violating constitutional rights to privacy with their Gang Database. Innocent persons could be placed on... Read More

2024-01-03 23:15:27
by Tom Ramstack
Sen. Menendez Faces More Charges Alleging Bribe-Taking in Qatari Deal

NEW YORK — More bribery allegations were lodged Tuesday against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., as he faces criminal prosecution on... Read More

NEW YORK — More bribery allegations were lodged Tuesday against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., as he faces criminal prosecution on charges of using his political influence with the Egyptians and Qataris to help his personal finances. The superseding indictment the... Read More

2023-12-21 16:41:42
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Accuses Real Estate Developers of Taking Advantage of Immigrants

HOUSTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued real estate developers behind a large housing complex outside of Houston the... Read More

HOUSTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued real estate developers behind a large housing complex outside of Houston the government has accused of taking advantage of immigrants. Colony Ridge promises the buyers secure housing but the Justice Department says... Read More

Cause Sought of Explosion in Arlington, Virginia, Home as Police Tried to Serve Warrant

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Hours before a massive explosion destroyed a duplex and shook a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C., a suspect... Read More

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Hours before a massive explosion destroyed a duplex and shook a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C., a suspect inside his home fired a flare gun 30 to 40 times into the neighborhood, drawing a large police response, officials... Read More

DC Is Combating Car Thefts and Carjackings With Dashcams and AirTags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Pena contacted his father as soon as he heard that police were passing out auto tracking... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Pena contacted his father as soon as he heard that police were passing out auto tracking devices to try to stem a sharp increase in carjackings, auto thefts and other crimes in the nation's capital. “It's... Read More

2023-11-07 22:37:53
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Arrest Armed Man Near Senate Side of US Capitol

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Georgia man on Tuesday after a passerby reported seeing him carrying a “long... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Georgia man on Tuesday after a passerby reported seeing him carrying a “long gun” in the park near the Russell Senate Office Building. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said an unidentified individual alerted... Read More

2023-11-06 21:39:17
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Confiscate Guns, Capture Thugs After Barricade Crash

WASHINGTON — Two armed men were arrested on multiple charges after crashing into a Capitol Complex vehicle barricade early Sunday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two armed men were arrested on multiple charges after crashing into a Capitol Complex vehicle barricade early Sunday morning. The apprehension of the men started as so many of these things do on the Hill, with an officer... Read More

2023-10-18 21:39:19
by Dan McCue
Protestors Decrying Gaza Conflict Stage Demonstration in Cannon Building

WASHINGTON — A large group protesting the ongoing war in Gaza entered the House Cannon Office Building Wednesday afternoon and... Read More

WASHINGTON — A large group protesting the ongoing war in Gaza entered the House Cannon Office Building Wednesday afternoon and were arrested after they refused to stop demonstrating inside the Cannon Rotunda. Demonstrations are not allowed inside congressional buildings, and... Read More

Kansas Reporter Files Federal Lawsuit Against Police Chief Who Raided Her Newspaper's office

One of the reporters who works at the small Kansas newspaper that was raided by authorities earlier this month filed a federal... Read More

One of the reporters who works at the small Kansas newspaper that was raided by authorities earlier this month filed a federal lawsuit against the police chief Wednesday. Deb Gruver believes Marion Police Chief Gideon Cody violated her constitutional rights when he... Read More

2023-08-09 20:07:33
by Tom Ramstack
DC Councilman Wants National Guard to Help Control Homicide and Crime Rate

WASHINGTON — A member of the District of Columbia Council is calling on the National Guard to help police confront... Read More

WASHINGTON — A member of the District of Columbia Council is calling on the National Guard to help police confront a surge in homicides and other crimes this year. In the first six days of August, 16 people were shot... Read More

2023-08-03 21:58:12
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiring to Overturn 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — It was, without a doubt, not the return to Washington, D.C., that former President Donald Trump has been... Read More

WASHINGTON — It was, without a doubt, not the return to Washington, D.C., that former President Donald Trump has been dreaming about since he left the city in defeat in late January 2021. On Thursday afternoon, inside a federal courthouse... Read More

2023-07-18 19:40:38
by Carter Schaffer
Hutchinson Calls for Federal Law Enforcement Reform in Hunt for 2024 Nomination

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, revealed the first plank... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, revealed the first plank of his platform at the National Press Club on Monday afternoon — federal law enforcement reform. During an hourlong talk... Read More

Suspect Taken Into Custody in Long Island Serial Killings, AP Source Says

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody on New York's Long Island in connection with a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody on New York's Long Island in connection with a long-unsolved string of killings, known as the Gilgo Beach murders, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday.... Read More

2023-07-13 20:58:58
by Dan McCue
Secret Service Closes Investigation on White House Coke

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service on Thursday closed its inquiry into who left cocaine in the White House, saying it... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service on Thursday closed its inquiry into who left cocaine in the White House, saying it was unable to identify a possible suspect due to a lack of fingerprint and DNA evidence. On the evening of... Read More

2023-07-11 21:19:24
by Dan McCue
Maryland Man, Drunk, Armed With Glock, Arrested Near Capitol

WASHINGTON — A 31-year-old Maryland man who had been drinking and who was armed with a Glock handgun was arrested... Read More

WASHINGTON — A 31-year-old Maryland man who had been drinking and who was armed with a Glock handgun was arrested early this morning within blocks of the House congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Capitol Police announced. The... Read More

2023-06-26 18:44:56
by Carter Schaffer
DOJ Files First-Ever Charges Against Chinese Fentanyl Manufacturers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against four Chinese companies and eight individuals alleging they illegally trafficked... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against four Chinese companies and eight individuals alleging they illegally trafficked in raw materials used to make fentanyl. The indictments mark the first time the United States has sought to prosecute... Read More

2023-06-09 14:00:07
by Dan McCue
As the Smoke Clears, DC Wakes Up to Trump Under Federal Indictment on 37 Charges

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Miami handed down a 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump on Thursday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Miami handed down a 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump on Thursday, marking the first time in U.S. history that a former president has faced federal charges. A charging document filed along... Read More

2023-06-06 22:23:27
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Stop Policing for Profit Through Civil Asset Forfeitures

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel took another step Tuesday toward clawing back what some lawmakers call the “weaponization” of... Read More

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel took another step Tuesday toward clawing back what some lawmakers call the “weaponization” of federal law enforcement to advance special political interests. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government was looking... Read More

2023-05-24 21:10:29
by Dan McCue
Judiciary Republicans Press FBI for Info on Hill Pipe Bomb Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The chairman and two Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee are pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray for... Read More

WASHINGTON — The chairman and two Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee are pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray for information on the agency’s ongoing investigation into pipe bombs placed in a Capitol Hill neighborhood the night before the Jan.... Read More

2023-04-14 13:43:57
by TWN Staff
Capitol Police Stop Assault Rifle From Reaching Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — An assault rifle with an extended magazine was confiscated Thursday morning at a delivery facility for the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — An assault rifle with an extended magazine was confiscated Thursday morning at a delivery facility for the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police said. A department screening team at the off-site delivery facility spotted the gun, which was... Read More

2023-03-20 14:29:13
by Dan McCue
McCarthy Urges Calm if Trump Arrested

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday that he doesn’t think people should protest if former President Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday that he doesn’t think people should protest if former President Donald Trump is arrested on charges brought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. On Saturday, Trump took to his Truth Social... Read More

2023-03-18 22:07:52
by Dan McCue
Metro Police Monitoring Situation After Trump Calls for Protests

WASHINGTON —The Metropolitan Police Department is not aware of any protests planned in the district in the wake of former... Read More

WASHINGTON —The Metropolitan Police Department is not aware of any protests planned in the district in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s “announcement” he’ll be arrested next week, but is continuing to monitor the situation, a spokesman told The... Read More

2023-03-01 18:48:54
by Tom Ramstack
Widow of Kobe Bryant Wins $28M Over Leaked Death Photos

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay the family of Kobe Bryant $28.8 million after his wife... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay the family of Kobe Bryant $28.8 million after his wife sued over gruesome photos sheriff's deputies and firefighters displayed of the helicopter crash scene where the basketball star and his... Read More

2023-02-17 21:56:23
by Dan McCue
Political Consultant Sentenced for 2016 Campaign Contribution Scheme

WASHINGTON — Political Consultant Jesse Benton was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for his role in funneling illegal... Read More

WASHINGTON — Political Consultant Jesse Benton was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for his role in funneling illegal foreign campaign contributions from a Russian national to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. According to court documents, Benton, a Philadelphia,... Read More

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