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City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

South Dakota’s top attorney says he found body day after crash

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the next day and discovering the body.

Chicago groups sue to bar federal agents from protest duties

A collection of Chicago activist groups want a judge to block federal agents sent to the city to combat violent crime from interfering in or policing protests, arguing in a lawsuit filed Thursday that that the surge ordered by President Donald Trump will inhibit residents' ability to hold demonstrations.

Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.

Ousted NY prosecutor tells panel Barr ‘urged’ him to resign

The ousted U.S. attorney who was leading investigations into President Donald Trump's allies told the House Judiciary panel on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr “repeatedly urged” him to resign in a hastily arranged meeting that sheds light on the extraordinary standoff surrounding his departure.

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

Barr says he doesn’t envision investigations of Biden, Obama

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he did not expect investigations into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation to lead to criminal probes into either President Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, or former President Barack Obama.

Source: Trump admin. to name new DEA head, US attorney in DC

The U.S. attorney who oversaw the reversal of a sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone and the motion to dismiss charges against ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn will become the nation’s top drug enforcement official, according to an administration official.

Beware of COVID-19 scams, state and federal officials warn

State and federal officials are warning Washington residents to beware of phony COVID-19 treatments that can be harmful to their health as they see a rise in scams and false testing kits circulating through social media.

Justice Dept watchdog reviewing prisons for virus safety

The Justice Department’s inspector general will check Bureau of Prisons facilities to ensure they are following best practices to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus after hundreds of federal inmates tested positive for the virus.

Barr creating task force on prison misconduct

The Justice Department is creating a special task force to focus on criminal misconduct by federal Bureau of Prison officers at several correctional facilities across the U.S. The facilities include the jail in New York where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein died, after a loaded gun was found smuggled inside, earlier this month

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William Barr would follow through on his private threat to resign over presidential meddling.