Law Enforcement

One City Rejected a Policing Algorithm. Could It Be Used For Other Purposes?

In Pittsburgh, an algorithm that deployed law enforcement officers to predicted crime “hot spots” might be repurposed to send social services to areas in need instead.

Facial Recognition Is Here But We Have No Laws

Without legal safeguards, this technology will undermine democratic values and fundamental rights.

Coronavirus Fraudsters Keep Prosecutors Busy

State AGs track millions in false loan and unemployment claims.

Police Ties to Ring Home Surveillance Come Under Scrutiny

Many law enforcement agencies have been adopting a less sophisticated system of camera registries based on information volunteered by residents.

Justice Gets 15 Guilty Pleas for International Crime Ring that Laundered Money Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The case demonstrates law enforcement could be up to the challenge of tackling the anonymity tool, one expert says.

DHS Wants to Know What the Public Thinks About Using Drones During Emergencies

A forthcoming survey will ask people about their knowledge of unmanned aerial systems and how they are used, and their opinions on the ethical implications.

Policing Reform Bill Would Prohibit Embedding Facial Recognition in Body Cameras

The Justice in Policing Act contains several restrictions on the use of facial biometric technologies for federal, state and local law enforcement.

Lessons for American Police From Hong Kong

The city’s force had dubbed itself “Asia’s Finest.” Now it is seen by many as an occupying force.

DOJ Says Foreign Actors Trying to Fuel Violence at Protests Through Misinformation 

The nation’s chief law enforcement official said adversaries are using digital means to increase unrest in the United States.

See What the Federal Response to D.C. Protests Looks Like

The officers reportedly volunteered for the assignment and received training to deescalate tensions.

ICE Outlines How Investigators Rely on Third-Party Facial Recognition Services

In a newly released impact assessment, the immigration enforcement agency details its use of facial biometrics and the privacy implications involved.

Did That Drone Just Tell Us to Stay 6 Feet Apart?

At least 40 law enforcement agencies across the country have used drones in the past few months for coronavirus-related purposes.

How the Justice Department is Permitted to Use Counter-Drone Technology

The guidance enables the agency and its subcomponents to intercept, damage or destroy threatening drones in some cases. 

Georgia Man Charged for Operating Fraudulent COVID-19 Testing Scheme

Federal prosecutors said the alleged scheme involved billing Medicare for reimbursable medical tests regardless of whether they were medically necessary.