Category: DoJ Investigations

Stories that involve the United States Department of Justice investigating a crime or a police force. Most often, these investigations involve the Civil Rights division of the DoJ.

Seattle ICE Immigration Attorney Arrested for Stealing Immigrants Identities

Seattle ICE Immigration Attorney Arrested for Stealing Immigrants Identities

Chief Counsel Raphael Sanchez for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Seattle was arrested for stealing immigrants' identities and then paying his bills with the stolen information. Sanchez resigned on Monday and had his first court appearance on Thursday. ...
Miami Officer Arrested for Running Ponzi Scheme on Other Cops

Miami Officer Arrested for Running Ponzi Scheme on Other Cops

A Miami cop was arrested by the FBI this week at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Costa Rica-- skipping town to avoid prosecution for his Ponzi scheme loan company. Miami Police Department Officer Dermis Hernandez, 41, ran a Ponzi scheme ...
Florida Cop Gets Life in Prison for Paying to See Girl Raped

Florida Cop Gets Life in Prison for Paying to See Girl Raped

I will start off by saying that this story brought tears to my eyes, so much so that I didn't know that I could finish writing the story. Nevertheless I have a job to do and it requires a tough skin. A former Jacksonville, Florida police officer has been sentenced to life in prison fo ...
Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds

Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds

Motel 6 is known for being a cheap motel. But now the national chain is being sued by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for handing over thousands of motel guest's information to federal officials. Several Motel 6 locations in Washington routinely provided U.S. Immigra ...
USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

USDOJ Refuses to Allow Journalists into Jeff Sessions’ Press Conference Fearing Negative Coverage

The United States Department of Justice says it welcomes all journalists into their press conferences as long as they follow a short list of criteria listed on its website. However, that turned out to be a lie as a pair of Portland journalists learned earlier this week. The journal ...
USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

Standing by its vow to remain supportive of police in a time of nationwide scrutiny against police abuse, the United States Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Louisiana cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling last summer – setting the stage for nationwide protests ...
FBI Threatened Broke Stoner at Knifepoint to Buy Bomb Supplies, Leading to Trump’s First Terror Arrest

FBI Threatened Broke Stoner at Knifepoint to Buy Bomb Supplies, Leading to Trump’s First Terror Arrest

The Donald Trump administration's Department of Justice boasted about its first FBI terror arrest on Tuesday. After an elaborate undercover sting operation, the FBI arrested 25-year-old Robert Lorenzo Hester of Columbia, Missouri even though the only ties he had to terrorism were the ...
Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Chicago will pay a $3 million settlement to the family of a teenager shot and killed while fleeing police on a busy street, claiming he had a black object in his hand that made them fear for their lives. The black object turned out to be an iPhone case. And surveillance cameras do ...
Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

The Department of Justice released a memo today announcing the end of federal contracts for all private prisons within the next five years. Today, there are 14,000 federal inmates held in private prisons run by three corporations. Last week, the Department of Justice released an in ...
South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina Sheriff’s Department Sued by ACLU, Settles with USDOJ, for Forcing Students into “School-to-Prison” Pipeline

South Carolina school resource officers arrest more than 1,200 students a year – some as young as seven and most of them black – on the questionable charge of "disturbing schools," prompting the ACLU to file a lawsuit last week. The lawsuit was filed the day after the Richland County ...