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    by Just the News Staff   Steven D’Antuono, the FBI agent in charge of the investigations into both the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, is set to retire at the end of the month, just weeks before the Republican Party is projected to take the House and likely apply increased scrutiny to those probes. An internal FBI memo, written by FBI Director Chris Wray and circulated on social media, revealed that D’Antuono will be retiring at the end of the month from his role as assistant director of the bureau’s Washington field office, to be replaced by Agent David Sundberg. Prior to heading up the Jan. 6 investigation, D’Antuono was in charge of the bureau’s investigation into the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer. Two of the defendants in that case were acquitted amid allegations that the FBI had effectively entrapped them into taking part in the plot; two others initially received mistrials before being convicted in a second trial. Earlier this year it became known that D’Antuono had been promoted to the Washington...
    Former FBI agent Timothy Thibault An FBI agent accused of bias in his handling of the investigation in to Hunter Biden's laptop has resigned from the bureau, it has emerged today. Timothy Thibault, the FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the case, reportedly retired from the bureau at the end of last week and on Friday was escorted out of the building for the last time, according to Fox News. Thibault was one of 13 assistant special agents assigned to investigate the Hunter Biden laptop saga and was removed from the supervisory role by FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier this month after agency whistleblowers shed light on an alleged pattern of political bias from multiple high-ranking officials.  The agent was also singled out by Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley, who on July 18 penned a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland imploring the pair to act on allegations of political bias influencing agency operations. 'As you are aware, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault is not the only politically biased FBI agent at the Washington...
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    The FBI deliberately dragged its feet on the Hunter Biden investigation and told agents not to look into the Hunter Biden laptop, according to new whistleblowers who spoke with Sen. Ron Johnson.   Johnson, R-Wisc., sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday bringing forth the new whistleblower claims.  'Recently, my office heard from individuals with knowledge of the FBI’s apparent corruption,' Johnson said.  'After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, "you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop" and that the FBI is "not going to change the outcome of the election again,"' Johnson wrote to Horowitz.  Johnson is demanding Horowitz look into the FBI's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop.  'While I understand your hesitation to investigate a matter that may be related to an ongoing investigation, it is clear to me based on numerous credible whistleblower disclosures that the FBI cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop,' Johnson said.  'I hope you understand that the longer...
    Governor Brian Kemp (R) announced on Monday he has tapped Mike Register to replace Vic Reynolds as the newest director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). “Mike has a strong track record of strengthening public safety and protecting Georgia’s communities,” Governor Kemp said of Register. The Honorable Vic Reynolds was sworn in as a Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge, which created a vacancy at the helm of the Peach State’s investigative bureau. “I’m looking forward to his impact on this important agency that makes our entire state a safer and better place to live, work, and raise our families,”  Kemp said. Register’s appointment is dependent upon the approval of the Board of Public Safety. Until that is passed, GBI Assistant Director John Melvin will serve as interim director in his stead. “I also want to think Vic Reynolds for all of his contributions to the GBI during a critical time when the state faced and overcame the challenges presented by the summer of civil unrest and the pandemic,” Kemp said.  Previously, Register was the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office...
    Allison Joyce/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump shared an article on his TRUTH Social page Wednesday that described the FBI as the “Fascist Bureau of Investigation.” The article was shared days after Trump called for cooler heads to prevail after his home was raided by the bureau last Monday. Without comment, Trump shared an article authored by former CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord in the American Spectator. Lord argued: There is, in fact, nothing new here. What was on display in Mar-a-Lago the other night with the FBI was the oldest of human vices — the lust for absolute power. It was precisely because the Founding Fathers understood that lust exactly that they carefully wrote a constitution that took care to reign it in with a series of checks and balances. Yet even with those checks in place, the FBI and the Department of Justice have blown through all the flashing warning lights because of the personal, political hatreds Washington elites have for Donald Trump — and even more for the millions of Americans who voted for him. “The FBI has...
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently announced that it is searching for interested and qualified candidates to fill 39 open positions in the department. TBI is currently looking to fill three TBI police officer positions in Davidson County as well as 36 TBI special agent/criminal investigator positions in multiple counties. #NowHiring: Were looking to fill 3 open police officer positions at TBI Headquarters in Nashville, working to support our team, conduct background investigations, secure our facility, and engage with the public. No bachelors degree required! DETAILS: https://t.co/kYtHta2c68 pic.twitter.com/rpjLuwRIqM — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) July 28, 2022 According to the TBI job posting, TBI police officers serve as first responders to any emergency that may arise. They maintain access points at TBI facilities and patrol the grounds, buildings, and surrounding areas. They investigate and report suspicious persons and activities, maintain order, protect citizens, conduct background investigations on prospective TBI employees, and promote good community relations. TBI police officers also travel across the state in support of TBI operations and special events. The job posting notes that candidates must...
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Tuesday hosted an event to teach citizens how to respond in the event that they encounter a mass shooter. “TBI is partnering with other sponsors in presenting this event to offer attendees information on how to increase emergency preparedness, understand critical response, and implement actions that increase survivability,” the law enforcement agency said on its Facebook page. “A TBI special agent will be among the panelists available following the seminar to answer questions.” The event was co-sponsored by Defend Systems, a safety and security consulting firm based in Nashville. It was held at Lipscomb University. The consulting group is run by “active and retired law enforcement experts” who “have planned and conducted thousands of high-risk tactical and surreptitious operations and have defeated hundreds of security measures.” Brink Fidler, a 20-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), is the founder of the group. He retired as the director of MNPD’s Drug Task Force. “This extensive background, coupled with his continuous and in-depth study of active shooter events, gives him a unique and insightful...
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) on Wednesday morning confirmed the capture of one of two men suspected of shooting police officers and addressed reports of some Tennesseans receiving duplicate Blue Alerts on their mobile devices in the overnight hours. The remaining Blue Alert suspect was reported on Tuesday night as deceased after exchanging gunfire with Kentucky police. BJ Brown, the subject of the Blue Alert in Erin, has been taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/edM3E103V1 — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) June 29, 2022 On Tuesday, the TBI issued an original Blue Alert notification for BJ Brown, who was wanted by the Erin Police Department and TBI for the attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer. On Wednesday morning, the TBI announced that Brown was in custody. UPDATE: Samuel Edwards, the subject of a Blue Alert issued today, was involved in an exchange of gunfire with Kentucky State Police. He is deceased. pic.twitter.com/imJOVaarXn — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) June 29, 2022 Additionally, on Tuesday, a Blue Alert was issued for Samuel Edwards, who was wanted by Metro...
    The names of the two Harford County Sheriff Deputies who shot and killed a suicidal man in Forest Hill have been released. Sergeant Sives and Corporal Maddox are both on administrative after John Raymond Fauver, 53, was shot behind the CVS on Rock Spring Road on Saturday, April 23, the Harford County Sheriff's office said.  "Sgt. Sives joined the Agency in 2007 and is currently assigned to the Police Operations Bureau, Northern Precinct," the office said on Facebook. "Cpl. Maddox also joined the Agency in 2007 and is currently assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division." The office added that investigators are scoping through police body camera footage to provide "a fair and transparent investigation." More information about the investigation will be released as it becomes available.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Golden at 410-836-5430.
    An undercover law enforcement operation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and other local partner agencies led to the arrest of 24 individuals. In addition to the arrest, authorities seized a wide-ranging variety of potentially lethal narcotics, including methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and prescription pills. According to the TBI, the undercover drug purchases began in early 2021. Individuals aged 22 to 71 years old were arrested over the course of the sting. “On March 14th, the Grundy County Grand Jury heard the case, and returned indictments charging multiple individuals on various drug-related charges, including the possession for resale and the distribution of illegal narcotics,” a press release from the agency states. Charges for the various individuals range from the Manufacture, Delivery, Sale of Schedule II drug to the Delivery, Sale of Schedule III drug. Similarly, an operation in East Tennessee led to the arrests of 11 individuals allegedly connected to illegal drug activity. Officials targeted numerous locations connected to drug overdoses and deaths. “I’m proud of the officers that worked long and hard gathering intelligence and then conducting this operation,...
                 The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) charged a Bristol man, Alan Coulter, with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder for his role in a shooting that injured a police officer with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Coulter faces one count of Reckless Endangerment, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and one count of Use of a Weapon During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. According to a release from the TBI, the shooting began when officials with the police department identified Coulter and knew he had warrants out for his arrest. After spotting the individual, the law enforcement officers attempted to perform a traffic stop. “A traffic stop was attempted, but Coulter refused to stop and drove to property located in the 400 block of Riley Hollow Road before abandoning the vehicle and running to an outbuilding. As deputies approached the structure, Coulter fired a shot through the door, striking one of the deputies. He then barricaded himself inside the building and...
    Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray called Saturday's hostage situation at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue an "act of terrorism targeting the Jewish community."  Wray made the comments during an address given to the Anti-Defamation League during a webinar on Wednesday.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) "Now let me be clear and blunt, the FBI is, and has been, treating Saturday’s events as an act of terrorism targeting the Jewish community. Within a matter of hours, we deployed FBI SWAT, two highly trained units from our elite Hostage Rescue Team; those are the folks who ultimately were the ones who went into the synagogue, along with canines," Wray said. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Adam Sabes is a writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Adam.Sabes@fox.com and on Twitter @asabes10.
                 On Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation marked National Human Trafficking Awareness Day by urging Tennesseans to learn on how to spot human trafficking and support those who have been impacted by it. Tennessee’s laws define human trafficking as the sale of an adult for the purposes of commercial sex by means of force, fraud, or coercion. Any commercial sex act involving the sale of a child for the purposes of commercial sex is considered human trafficking. The most serious human trafficking offenses in Tennessee qualify as A felonies, bringing with them the toughest prison sentences possible. On Twitter, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation wrote, “On this #HumanTraffickingAwareness Day, take a few minutes to learn the warning signs and what to do if you spot them. #ITHasToStop.” Governor Lee also shared a message on Twitter, writing, “Human trafficking is an attack on the dignity of every human being, & together, we can end it. Tennesseans can learn how to identify this crime & support those who have been impacted by it at http://ITHasToStop.com.”...
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation requested a $59 million budget increase in its budget hearing this week with Gov. Bill Lee and advisers. The request includes $24.9 million for a career path initiative that will assist with recruitment and retention of staff, an issue many government agencies cited in hearings this week. TBI's proposal also included requests for $11.7 million for one-time training and equipment and $10.2 million to hire forensic services positions, including $5.65 million in recurring expenses and $4.5 million in one-time expenses. “COVID actually taught us a few things,” TBI Director David Rausch said. “Taught us how to be a little more efficient with our resources. So we’ve seen some efficiencies. It’s shown us that we could do things differently in the lab that we didn’t consider prior to, so we learned from that. And it’s helped on our assessment of where our numbers are.” Rausch said he understands all departments are fighting for funding, but he was presenting a plan he felt would make the department as efficient as it could be. Rausch said evidence processing...
                      by Jon Styf  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation requested a $59 million budget increase in its budget hearing this week with Gov. Bill Lee and advisers. The request includes $24.9 million for a career path initiative that will assist with recruitment and retention of staff, an issue many government agencies cited in hearings this week. TBI’s proposal also included requests for $11.7 million for one-time training and equipment and $10.2 million to hire forensic services positions, including $5.65 million in recurring expenses and $4.5 million in one-time expenses. “COVID actually taught us a few things,” TBI Director David Rausch said. “Taught us how to be a little more efficient with our resources. So we’ve seen some efficiencies. It’s shown us that we could do things differently in the lab that we didn’t consider prior to, so we learned from that. And it’s helped on our assessment of where our numbers are.” Rausch said he understands all departments are fighting for funding, but he was presenting a plan he felt would...
    Law enforcement investigators are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection to the thefts from an area business. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is investigating an incident involving the theft of sanding and plow equipment from a local business in the Town of LaGrange.  According to Capt. John Watterson, of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place around 7:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15. During the incident the following items were stolen: Western snowplow, Model 810 Wideout Plow; Three Western snowplows, 9’6” stainless steel V-Plows; Three stainless steel sanders, possibly Western.  Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 845-486-3820 or the DCSO TIP LINE at 845-605-2583.
                        The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) took to Twitter on Monday to issue a “Scam Alert” warning about a new way criminals are seeking to steal valuable personal information from Tennesseans. The state agency said that an individual – or group of individuals – are calling phones across the Tennessee. When someone answers, the caller, claiming to be a TBI officer, attempts to obtain as much personal information as possible under the guise of following up on a complaint that as been filed. The TBI also said that the scammers have been “spoofing” with the TBI’s phone number. Spoofing is when someone hides their actual phone number and has a different number display in the caller ID. One Twitter user commented: “The call came from the TBI phone number. I got one, googled the number and called them back. The spammers used the legit TBI phone number.” The call came from the TBI phone number. I got one, googled the number and called them back. The spammers used...
                        The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) held a press conference on Monday morning to discuss the dangers of drug addiction and counterfeit medication in Tennessee. TBI Director David Rausch said in the meeting, “Let me be clear, if you’re buying pills on the street, in our state, you’re gambling.” Rausch showed examples of drugs like oxycodone, and compared them to counterfeit pills that have proved fatal to users. Most fake prescription pills contain fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. In 2017, fentanyl had attributed to 59 percent of drug overdose deaths. In 2019, Tennessee lost over 2,000 people to drug overdoses, and of those over 1,000 were fentanyl related. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commissioner Marie Williams said, “Our state doesn’t just have a counterfeit pill problem, or an opioid problem, or a methamphetamine problem, we have an addiction problem. Just like every other state in this country.” Williams also mentioned the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) program that Tennessee offers. The program, which started in October 2017, has...
    (CNN)The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump's then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert "Woody" Johnson in January, CNN has learned. According to an internal memo sent on January 12, eight days before Trump left office, the State Department's Office of Civil Rights found the allegations related to "race, sex and religion" to be "unsubstantiated," though they had been documented in a review by the department's independent inspector general, which was first reported by CNN. A former State Department official provided the internal document, which the State Department declined to make public at CNN's request.The State Department declined to comment on personnel matters.While the independent inspector general suggested in an August 2020 finding that "a more thorough review by the Department is warranted," the State Department's Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs resisted that recommendation. Read MoreThe bureau argued that the ambassador had viewed the Office of Civil Rights video on workplace harassment and suggested that instead of a formal assessment of...
    CHILLING FBI footage has revealed the approximate route of a terrorist who planted pipe bombs at Republican and Democrat Headquarters the night before the January 6 Capitol riots. The FBI’s Washington Field Office released new videos and information on Wednesday of the unknown pipe bomb suspect that was spotted in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC, on January 5, 2021. 5The pipe bomb suspect is being sought by the FBICredit: YouTube/FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation 5A virtual map points out the approximate route the suspect walked while placing the two bombs on Tuesday, January 5Credit: YouTube/FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation The never-before-seen surveillance video shows the suspect sitting on a bench near the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters, where a pipe bombe was later placed. FBI officials are hoping the footage can bring in tips from the public to assist in identifying the suspect. The suspect is spotted in the footage wearing a face mask, glasses, gloves, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. ...
    Tennessee investigators again pushed back against social media rumors Wednesday in the case of missing Rogersville 5-year-old Summer Wells, who vanished from her home in mid-June. It’s the first official update in nearly a month. In a statement, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that law enforcement is not responsible for an image of a purported vehicle linked to the case circulating on social media – nor have investigators asked for fundraising assistance. "It has been brought to our attention that a photo of what the truck may look like has been circulating on social media, along with claims that the vehicle has been located," the statement read. "This is not accurate. Additionally, the photo was not released by law enforcement." Tennessee investigators again pushed back against social media rumors Wednesday in the case of missing Rogersville 5-year-old Summer Wells, who vanished from her home in mid-June. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ) Investigators have been searching for a 1998 to 2000 model year maroon or red Toyota Tacoma with a full-sized ladder rack and white buckets in the bed...
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. The FBI was “politically constrained by the Trump White House” during its background investigation into then- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, alleged a group of Senate Democrats this week. In a July 21 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, a group of seven Senate Democrats – Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chris Coons (D-DE), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate President pro tempore Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) – wrote that Wray’s response last month to an August 2019 letter from “confirms that the FBI’s tip line was a departure from past practice and that the FBI was politically constrained by the Trump White House.” “It also belies the former president’s insistence that his administration did not limit the Bureau’s investigation of Justice Kavanaugh, and his claim that he ‘want[ed] the FBI to interview whoever [sic] they deem appropriate, at their discretion,’” continued the letter. Wray’s 2019 letter stated that “Kavanaugh’s nomination ‘was the first time that the FBI set-up a tip line for a nominee undergoing...
    More bodies found in Florida condo collapse, bringing death toll to 79 Colorados top elections official calls out lies, blatant abuse, and voter suppression being used by GOP officials a tool to steal future elections July 9 (Reuters) - China Finance Online Co Ltd: * CHINA FINANCE ONLINE - LEARNED OF AN INVESTIGATION OF ZHIWEI ZHAO, CHAIRMAN OF BOARD BY XICHENG BRANCH OF BEIJING MUNICIPAL PUBLIC SECURITY BUREAU * CHINA FINANCE ONLINE CO LTD - HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT CHAIRMAN ZHIWEI ZHAO IS CURRENTLY COOPERATING WITH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES FOR INVESTIGATION * CHINA FINANCE ONLINE - THE BUREAU RECENTLY REQUESTED CO'S UNIT OF VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITY IN CHINA, TO PROVIDE SOME DOCUMENTS * CHINA FINANCE ONLINE - DOES NOT HAVE ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING INVESTIGATION AND INFORMATION REQUEST * CHINA FINANCE ONLINE - BUREAU REQUESTED UNIT OF VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITY IN CHINA FOR DOCUMENTS CONCERNING COMMODITIES BROKERAGE SERVICES BUSINESS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
    FIVE people are now in custody after allegedly killing a Lyft driver mom as a hunt is underway for three more suspects, according to authorities. Georgia authorities announced on Saturday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the case of Rossana Delgado and looking to find and arrest the other three murder suspects. 7The body of Delgado was found in a home in Cherry Lodge four days after she was reported missingCredit: Handout Rossana Delgado, 37, was last seen alive at a mall in Atlanta, Georgia on April 16 after telling her husband she was picking up a passenger and would then be heading home. The Venezuelan-born taxi driver and mother of two was later found dead. She never returned to her home in Barrow County that night and her body was found four days later at a home in Cherry Log, a small rural community 87 miles away. Investigators have not released any information about Delgado's killing, however, five suspects are now in custody after being linked to her murder....
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after the shooting death of a mother of a U.S. Naval Academy candidate in Annapolis.  Fox 5 DC reported that the woman, Michelle Jordan Cummings, was hit by gunfire after stepping outside of a room at the Graduate Hotel. The family was in town for the introduction of her son, Leonard Cummings III, at the august school.  Police officers in the city are scouring videos and interviewing individuals who may know something. Ed Jackson, the city’s top cop, told the station that he reached out to Cummings. He said he told him that the best way to honor his mother is "to go forward with your education" at the academy. GET THE FOX NEWS APP "I know from—this is personal, I’m a spiritual man, I do believe in God and I believe she is watching down over him and what my focus is now to bring closure to the Cummings family," he said. Cummings, who plans...
    Portland police released video and the name of the man killed in a recent officer-involved shooting in an effort to dispel "misinformation" about the incident a day after a mob of protesters showed up to smash windows and flatten tires while the use of force investigation was still underway.  The Portland Police Bureau on Friday identified the man killed as 40-year-old Michael Ray Townsend.  The police department also released video of the incident showing Townsend lunging at a group of six officers with an object in his hand before he was fatally shot. An autopsy conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office showed he died of a gunshot wound.  PORTLAND PROTESTERS SMASH WINDOWS OF POLICE CAR, FLATTEN TIRES AFTER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING  "While the investigation is still in its early stages, and releasing evidence at this point is rare, providing this video is critical to combat misinformation being spread," Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said in a statement Friday. "Transparency and community trust are extremely important to us, but so is a full, complete, and thorough investigation. This illustrates how...
                        If an audit of absentee ballots that Fulton County officials tallied during the 2020 presidential election produces any irregularities then the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) must step in, said one state legislator. State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson) told The Georgia Star News Monday that if the audit proves any irregularities then that means one or more people committed fraud in last year’s election. “The state attorney general, the secretary of state, or the governor can ask the GBI to get engaged in the process,” Jones said. “The governor’s office is the most appropriate venue to make that request.” But, under such circumstances, would Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp call upon the GBI? Jones said he believed Kemp would. “As the governor, he has been pretty clear that he wanted every legal vote to be counted and every illegal vote seen about in the appropriate manner,” Jones said. And, independent of the GBI’s potential involvement, if the audit produces irregularities then what happens next? “The judge’s ruling will give...
    C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal May 5, 2021 0 Comments Of all the police departments that have been tossed about by the waves of the past year’s unrest, Portland, Oregon’s might have had it the worst. Now, it could be coming under federal control, thanks to the terms of a 7-year-old agreement with the Department of Justice. According to a report in The Oregonian from April, the problem stems from a settlement the Portland Police Bureau reached with the DOJ in 2014 regarding its use of force against mentally ill individuals. At the time, Portland agreed to changes in training, use-of-force practices, Taser policies and investigations into potential misconduct. The problem arose during the riots and protests in the city last year and dealt with how the PPB reported instances of police use of force to the Department of Justice. KGW-TV anchor Dan Haggerty reported Tuesday that “the Justice Department logged more than 6,000 separate instances of use-of-force with PPB” during the relentless sturm und drang in the Pacific Northwest city. “Each one of those is supposed to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A ninth Colorado resident has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the events in and around the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Jacob Travis Clark, 32, of Trinidad, was arrested Wednesday, according to the affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting his arrest. READ MORE: Robert Gieswein From Woodland Park Surrenders After Facing Federal Charges For U.S. Capitol Riot Clark appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on Thursday. He faces six counts: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder Obstruction of Justice/Congress A series of close-ups of a man identified as Jacob Travis Clark taken from recordings inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Clark was released following Thursday’s hearing. He is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia federal court on Wednesday...
    DENVER (CBS4) — An ninth Colorado resident has been arrested for his involvement in the events in and around the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Jacob Travis Clark, 32, of Trinidad, was arrested Wednesday, according to the affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting his arrest. READ MORE: Robert Gieswein From Woodland Park Surrenders After Facing Federal Charges For U.S. Capitol Riot Clark appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on Thursday. He faces six counts: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds; Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder; and Obstruction of Justice/Congress. A series of close-ups of a man identified as Jacob Travis Clark taken from recordings inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Clark was released following Thursday’s hearing. He is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia federal court on Wednesday via remote...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager seen on video charging at two people with a knife, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd’s killing — causing outrage by some over the continued use of lethal force by Columbus police. Officials with the Columbus Division of Police released body cam footage of the shooting Tuesday night just hours after it happened, a departure from protocol as the force faces immense scrutiny from the public following a series of recent high-profile police killings that have led to clashes. READ MORE: Columbus Police Show Body Camera Footage Of Officer Fatally Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl (Photo Credit: CBS News) The girl was identified by Franklin County Children Services, which said in a release that the 16-year-old Bryant was under the care of the agency at the time of her death. The 10-second clip begins with the officer getting out of his car at a house where police had been dispatched after someone called 911 saying they were being physically threatened, Interim Police Chief Michael Woods...
    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Tina Marie Luster Tina Marie Luster was charged in the brutal murder of Regilla Ann Stacy, who was found dead in her rural Hawkins County, Tennessee home nearly eight years ago, police said. Luster, 46, of Kingsport was indicted Monday, April 19, 2021, and charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Stacy, 48, was found dead in her Mountain View School Road August 5, 2013, beaten and shot. TBI and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office had been actively investigating her case since then. Luster was indicted by a Hawkins County Grand Jury and arrested Tuesday, April 20, 2021. She was booked into the Hawkins County Jail on a $150,000 bond, the statement said. Here’s what you need to know:Police Described Luster as an ‘Acquaintance’ of Stacy & Said She Was Responsible for her Death NEWS RELEASE: A joint investigation by TBI and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Kingsport woman in connection to a homicide that occurred nearly...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death are hearing from investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, an agency that could be viewed as the state’s equivalent of the FBI. The BCA has come under fire for its investigations of other police-involved deaths, especially the case of a Minneapolis officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in 2017. It has kept a lower public profile while leading the investigation into the roles of Derek Chauvin and three other fired officers in Floyd’s death last May. Senior Special Agent James Reyerson testified Wednesday about his role as lead investigator. Readers of the best-selling John Sandford detective novels know the BCA as the employer of the protagonists, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. WHAT IS THE BCA? The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is a statewide agency that provides investigative and other services to help solve crimes, often to back up smaller law enforcement agencies that lack sufficient resources. The BCA also provides laboratory, training and criminal record services. It...
    Savannah Rychcik March 16, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D- R.I.) is suggesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) background check of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was “politically-constrained and perhaps fake.” In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Whitehouse asked him to “facilitate proper oversight by the Senate” of the FBI’s investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Whitehouse claimed witnesses “tried in vain to reach the F.B.I. on their own” but could not find anyone “at the Bureau willing to accept their testimony.” He characterized the behavior as “unique” in his experience “as the Bureau is usually amenable to information and evidence.” Whitehouse explained, “In this matter the shutters were closed, the drawbridge drawn up, and there was no point of entry by which members of the public or Congress could provide information to the FBI.” The senator noted the FBI eventually opened a tip line for other allegations and potential corroborating evidence. He said it “did not appear, however, that any review had been undertaken of any of...
    Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is demanding the FBI about the bureau's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that Whitehouse ridiculed as 'fake.' Whitehouse revisited the charged 2018 issue in a letter to new Attorney General Merrick Garland, where he blasted the FBI for failing to follow its own guidelines for how to conduct probes and sort through tips.  With accusations flying against Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings – including by Christine Blasey Ford who accused him of assaulting her at a party when they were both in high school decades ago – senators delayed a vote for a supplemental investigation. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called the FBI's 2018 background probe into now-Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'fake' as he demanded information about it What happened next did not please Whitehouse.  It 'appears to have been a politically-constrained and perhaps fake FBI investigation into alleged misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh,' he wrote. He noted that Kavanaugh disputed her testimony – he angrily denied it in his confirmation hearing – so there were 'questions of fact' to resolve. The...
    A TEENAGER who disappeared in 2019 after allegedly being kidnapped by her dad may have been spotted in Florida in what police are describing as a "credible sighting". It comes after Daphne Westbrook, who is now 17 and from Tennessee, is believed to have recently managed to send a message to a friend begging for help. 6Daphne Westbrook, 17, disappeared after a visit to her dad in October 2019Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation 6Authorities believe Daphne's dad John Westbrook may be driving this orange VW BeetleCredit: Hamilton County District Attorney's Office A person has now reported seeing a man and his teenage daughter - who appeared to match the description of John Westbrook and Daphne - on March 6 in an old, rusty orange VW Beetle in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Melydia Clewell, chief of staff for the Hamilton Country District Attorney's Office, said authorities know Westbrook owns a vehicle matching that description and that he has family in the Florida area, reports Oxygen.com. She said: "That to us is a very credible sighting." A tweet put out by Tennessee...
    DENVER (CBS4) – New statistics from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation show what Denver metro area law enforcement agencies have said previously — car thefts were up in 2020. Data from CBI says there were 30,942 reports of vehicle theft, a 38.6% jump from 2019. CBI says the Department of Public Safety will announce a statewide task force which will work with the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority. Their goal will be to develop a strategy to reduce the number of thefts. READ MORE: Campers Face Fine Up To $750 For Unattended Fire Near Eleven Mile State Park (credit: CBS) In February, Commander Mike Greenwell told CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass car thefts in the Denver metro area jumped nearly 55% from 2019 to 2020. Greenwell oversees the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force which is comprised of police from seven jurisdictions. READ MORE: Denver Weather: Approaching Snowstorm Could Be The Biggest In 9 Years Overall, the CBI says total crimes reported in 2020 increased by 3.9% from the previous year with 353,528 crimes reported. Aside from people not closely watching their vehicles, and...
    An Oklahoma man suspected of murdering three people has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it to feed his family, authorities said. Lawrence Anderson allegedly stabbed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, to death in her Chickasha home on Feb. 9, The Oklahoman reported. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the outlet. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been staying at the 214 West Minnesota address with his aunt, Delsie Pye, and uncle, Leon Pye, after his early prison release in January. After leaving Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, went back to the Pye’s home where he cooked the heart with the intention of feeding it to them. He then allegedly killed Leon Pye, 67, and his 4-year-old granddaughter, Kaeos Yates, and stabbed his aunt, according to the outlet citing the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation. His aunt survived the attack. He...
    More On: oklahoma Icy, wintry blast could make evening commute slippery hell in NYC Fiery pileup on snowy Oklahoma turnpike ‘How do you like that?’ Man kills daughters, self while on phone with wife: cops Oklahoma woman shot for stealing man’s Nazi flag from home is suing him An Oklahoma man suspected of murdering three people has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it to feed his family, authorities said. Lawrence Anderson allegedly stabbed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, to death in her Chickasha home on Feb. 9, The Oklahoman reported. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the outlet. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been staying at the 214 West Minnesota address with his aunt, Delsie Pye, and uncle, Leon Pye, after his early prison release in January. After leaving Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, went back to the Pye’s...
    SAGUACHE, Colo. (CBS4) — A forensic artist completed new facial reconstruction images of a man only known as ‘John Doe,’ whose body was discovered off Colorado State Highway 114 in Saguache County nearly 19 years ago. (credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation) “We are hoping the updated digital reconstruction images will result in new information that will lead to the identification of this individual and to help solve this case,” said Colorado Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Chris Schaefer. RELATED: For First Time In 100+ Years, Denver Looks To Drastically Improve Civic Center Park The victim was found wrapped in a blanket or quilt on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. He was dressed in black boxer shorts and a black Harley Davidson T-shirt from Fort Washington, Maryland. RELATED: Winter Park Residents React To COVID Outbreak: Anxious To Come To Work (credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation) If you have any information on this case or believe you may know the victim, please contact the CBI at 719-647-5999 or the SCSO at 719-655-2525. MORE: Not Vaccinated In Colorado: Up To 20,0000 Intellectually And Developmentally...
    A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly creating a doctored photo of two men desecrating the grave of a fallen law enforcement officer, authorities said. Joshua Garton, 28, is accused of sharing the harassing photograph targeting the late Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, who was gunned down in the line of duty in 2018, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors sought an investigation into the photo, which was circulating on social media. After members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation visited Baker’s resting place on Friday, they determined the image was fake, authorities said. Investigators determined Garton made the picture and charged him with harassment.
    A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly creating a doctored photo of two men desecrating the grave of a fallen law enforcement officer, authorities said. Joshua Garton, 28, is accused of sharing the harassing photograph targeting the late Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, who was gunned down in the line of duty in 2018, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors sought an investigation into the photo, which was circulating on social media. After members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation visited Baker’s resting place on Friday, they determined the image was fake, authorities said. Investigators determined Garton made the picture and charged him with harassment. Filed under harrassment ,  investigations ,  police officers ,  tennessee ,  1/24/21
    Handcuffs on the ground in Bordeaux during a protest called by police unions. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP A Tennesse man was arrested by authorities after being accused of making a fake photo that shows two people desecrating a deceased officer's grave and posting it on social media, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. The grave was of Dickson County Sheriff's Office's Sgt. Daniel Baker who died in 2018, the Tennessean reported. The suspect, Joshua Andrew Garton, was charged with a count of harassment, the bureau said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tennessee authorities arrested a man accused of manipulating a photograph of a deceased officer's gravesite and posting it online.  Joshua Andrew Garton, 28, was charged with a count of harassment after being accused of making a photo "that depicted individuals desecrating the grave" of late Dickson County Sheriff's Office's Sgt. Daniel Baker and publishing it on social media, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release on Friday. "Agents subsequently visited Baker's gravesite this morning and determined the photograph...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department employee attended last week’s rally in Washington, D.C. in support of President Donald Trump ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, the department said Tuesday. The employee, who has not been identified, was told to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Los Angeles about any possible involvement or information regarding the incident, even though the employee reportedly left the rally before the attack. It was not immediately clear if the employee would be facing any disciplinary action. The LAPD said it has ordered that employee to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Colorado's Bureau of Investigations launched a manhunt Wednesday to find a convicted felon they identified as the suspect in the deaths of three people,  after human remains were found last week at two separate properties in the San Luis Valley. A homicide warrant has been issued for the arrest of 26-year-old Adre Jordan Baroz, who authorities say goes by the nickname “Psycho.” He is from the town of Sanford, near the hamlet of Los Sauces in Conejos County, and has a criminal history in Colorado that includes assault on a peace officer, attempted escape and theft. CBI said the skeletal remains of three people were discovered last week at two separate properties in Los Sauces or Lasauces, a rural community and former 19th-century stagecoach stop outside the small city of Alamosa, more than 200 miles south of Denver. COLORADO AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE SERIAL KILLINGS AFTER HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN RURAL STAGECOACH TOWN In this photo released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement vehicles are parked at one of two properties where skeletal remains were found about 20...
    FRANKLIN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia found a body inside the car of a woman who was reported missing three months ago. The Heard County Sheriff’s Office discovered Natalie Jones’ Chevrolet Cavalier in a wooded area near Franklin on Tuesday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Remains were found inside the car, but they were not immediately identified, officials said. The 27-year-old mother of two disappeared over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, news outlets reported. She was last seen leaving a friend's lake house in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama. An autopsy was set to be performed on the body, the state Bureau of Investigation said. Authorities did not comment on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Alabama, Georgia
    A day of violence along Tennessee's Interstate 24 ended with a murder, kidnapping and carjacking suspect killing himself Sunday afternoon. TBI agents have identified the two innocent people killed as Darcey Johnson, 28, who was the man killed in a shooting on I-24 and Phillip Jordan Stevens, 23, who was the hostage killed. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it all started at about 9:30 a.m. on I-24 in Coffee County when Dangelo Dorsey, 29, opened fire inside a vehicle. TBI said Dorsey killed one person in the vehicle and injured another. This undated mugshot from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Dangelo Dorsey of St. Louis, Mo. Dorsey shot himself after killing two people and wounding three others during a series of shootings and carjackings, according to investigators. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP) Traffic stopped after the shooting, and Dorsey then tried to find a car to flee in, TBI said. He attempted to carjack a woman, and when he couldn't get in, he began shooting, striking the woman in the hand and hitting a nearby truck...
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