Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks at Major Cities Chiefs Association 2021 Annual Meeting
Marshal died as a result of a vehicle accident while assisting with a law enforcement operation in Louisiana. In the five months that I have been Deputy Attorney General, I have been fortunate to benefit from several conversations with you and many of your law enforcement counterparts. What I have heard time and again is that none of us will stop this rise in violent crime alone. We must work together – not only law enforcement to law enforcement – but also in partnership with the communities bearing the brunt of the violence. During the summer months alone, DEA initiated more than 840 investigations with a nexus to violent crime.justice.gov
Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Trip to New Jersey and New York
In New Jersey, DAG Monaco visited the U.S. Attorney’s Office and attended a National Night Out event. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the DAG met with Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig and the leadership of the office along with federal law enforcement leaders from the FBI, DEA and ATF. The goal of NNO, a nation-wide campaign, is to connect law enforcement and neighbors in a positive setting. At the Newark NNO, the DAG heard directly from residents and law enforcement about community-led efforts to prevent violent crime and to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Following the press conference, DAG Monaco participated in a meeting of the newly launched New York area gun trafficking strike force to discuss joint efforts to target and dismantle gun trafficking networks funneling firearms into the New York area.justice.gov
Biden’s pick for ATF chief struggles to nail down support from all Democrats
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.washingtonpost.com
Man charged federally in connection with shooting of 2 ATF agents, 1 Chicago cop
Federal prosecutors filed charges Thursday against a Chicago man in connection with the shooting of three law enforcement officers who were injured while conducting an undercover investigation early Wednesday.chicagotribune.com
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on the Biden Administration’s Gun Crime Prevention Strategy
As the participants in today’s roundtable have noted, the increase in violent crime in 2020 and early 2021 is deeply troubling. That is why, last month, the Justice Department launched a comprehensive violent crime reduction strategy. Now, we know that the lion’s share of violent crime reduction work is shouldered by our state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement partners. The Justice Department’s violent crime reduction strategy, and our initiatives to stem the rising tide of illegal guns, will save lives. But, these steps alone will not solve the problem of violent crime.justice.gov
ATF Agents Hold A Classroom, Simulated ‘Use Of Force’ Training For The Media, To Better Explain Police Policy To Public
ATF held a course for members of the media to give them a glimpse of a day in the life of officers. The training included simulated real life situations and a course on the legal use of police force during arrests.detroit.cbslocal.com
40 charged in sweeping indictment involving Chicago-Detroit gang ‘Vice Lords’
A few dozen alleged members and associates of the Almighty <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Vice_Lords/" target="_blank">Vice Lord</a> Nation gang will now be facing a slew of charges in an investigation that’s been underway for years.
Attorney General Garland’s Full Remarks on Gun Violence Prevention at the White House Rose Garden
First, we will ensure that we understand and measure the problem of criminal gun trafficking in a data driven way. And we will analyze our criminal cases and investigations to determine what they can show us about modern gun trafficking patterns. We expect that the lessons from this study will help agents, prosecutors and policymakers tackle modern criminal gun trafficking enterprises. We all recognize that although law enforcement plays an important role, gun violence is not a problem that law enforcement alone can solve. Mr. Chipman has come up through the ranks, spending 25 years in the trenches fighting illegal gun trafficking and criminal enterprises.justice.gov
Detroit rapper back behind bars after posting music video that proved he violated bond
DETROIT – A Detroit rapper is back in custody after breaking the rules of his bond and posting evidence online. Sebrell Cole, also known as Brello, is a Detroit rapper. According to court documents, Brello posted a music video that featured himself in possession of a gun. After the music video was posted online, federal agents executed a search warrant at the Hamburg Street location. Officials said Brello admitted that the music video was filmed while he was out on bond and was not supposed to possess any firearms.
‘No shortage of gun violence’: What ATF is doing to combat spike in illegal gun sales in Metro Detroit
But it’s the illegal gun sales in Metro Detroit that are grabbing the attention of ATF agents. Keith Krolczyk is an assistant special agent in charge of ATF Detroit. “There is no shortage of gun violence in Detroit,” Krolczyk said. AdEdwards first got the attention of agents when, according to court documents, he started texting with James Clark from Southgate. Court documents revealed that Clark’s girlfriend would use a Facebook account to post images and short videos to her account showing the different guns for sale.
National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down
Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence at a briefing Thursday. National Guard members operate under strict rules of engagement on the use of force. D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee estimated Wednesday that more than 20,000 National Guard members would be active in the city on Inauguration Day.
Nashville assessing building damage from Christmas bombing
Buildings that were damaged in a Christmas Day explosion are seen, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Officials are continuing to assess building damage caused by the Christmas Day explosion as law enforcement officials on Thursday allowed media outlets the first opportunity to survey the bomb site. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officials are continuing to assess building damage caused by the Christmas Day bombing as law enforcement officials on Thursday allowed media outlets the first opportunity to survey the downtown Nashville explosion site. City officials hoped to finish their assessment of the structural damage of the 41 affected buildings by Thursday. Bill Lee has asked the White House for an emergency declaration to free up money and resources to impacted business owners. Federal officials are continuing to investigate the motive of the man they identified as the bomber, 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner,
Nashville police and FBI hold briefing on downtown explosion
Nashville police and FBI hold briefing on downtown explosion Nashville Police Chief John Drake and officials from the FBI and ATF held a briefing Friday on the explosion that tore through downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. Drake said police had been called to the scene before the blast and found an RV with a recording warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes. Watch the full briefing here.cbsnews.com
Nashville mayor says there is "determination" to solve Christmas bombing believed to be intentional
Nashville's mayor said Friday that there is a "determination" to find who was behind a massive blast on Christmas morning that authorities called "an intentional act." A law enforcement member walks past damage from an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 25, 2020. Nashville Mayor John Cooper said he toured the destruction zone and that "we are very lucky" there weren't more injuries. Metro Police and highway patrol officers were "conducting a shutdown" of the downtown area "while we assess this entire situation," the police spokesman said. Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 25, 2020.cbsnews.com
Explosion in downtown Nashville believed to be "an intentional act," police say
Nashville, Tenn. — A large explosion in downtown Nashville Friday morning is under investigation by police and federal officials including the FBI and ATF. A law enforcement member walks past damage from an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 25, 2020. Police said the blast early Christmas morning was believed to be "an intentional act." Metro Police and highway patrol officers were "conducting a shutdown" of the downtown area "while we assess this entire situation," the police spokesman said. Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 25, 2020.cbsnews.com
49 guns stolen from Michigan gun store, $5,000 reward offered for information
ALPENA, Mich. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for a northern Michigan gun store burglary. According to authorities, the burglary happened at about 4:15 a.m., Nov. 21 at Full Bore Firearms, located on Crittenden Court in Alpena. Police said two unknown people threw a brick through the front glass window of the building and stole 49 firearms. The burglary is being investigated by officers with the ATF, Michigan State Police and Alpena County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), ATFTips@atf.gov or through the official ATF website here.
‘Manhunt: Deadly Games,’ a drama based on the 1996 Olympic bombing | How to watch, livestream, TV channel, time
Manhunt: Deadly Games on CBS When you put FBI and ATF together, it doesn't spell "teamwork." Watch the broadcast premiere of Manhunt: Deadly Games TOMORROW at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Manhunt: Deadly Games is a true-crime drama that explores the gripping story of the largest search for a fugitive in the history of the FBI. You can find which channel CBS is on by using the channel finders here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish. Where can I watch Manhunt: Deadly Games if I don’t have cable?mlive.com
Detroit man faces charges after making social media posts showing guns, marijuana
DETROIT – A Detroit man is in trouble with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after agents saw some of his social media posts. ATF was monitoring his Instagram account, which went by various names, including “eastbabyslim.” Agents pulled a variety of screenshots from the account. Some show Massey posing, pointing and sleeping with a gun, and using what appears to be marijuana. His Instagram posts were enough for federal authorities to obtain a search warrant for his Detroit home. He is now facing federal charges in addition to his two other cases.
Protesters push back against Federal presence in Detroit
DETROIT – Activist group “Detroit Will Breathe” is protesting against more Federal Agents coming to Detroit. Their main message is federal agents are not wanted and not welcomed in Detroit. All of this happened because of ‘Operation Legend.’ United States officials said more federal agents are coming to Detroit in the next couple of weeks to help ease the recent violence in Detroit, and agents are here to assist with the gun violence. Police Chief James Craig spoke about this partnership on the national stage. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Protesters push back against Federal presence in Detroit
Protesters push back against Federal presence in DetroitPublished: August 1, 2020, 6:16 pmTheir main message is federal agents are not wanted and not welcomed in Detroit. All of this happened because of ‘Operation Legend’. United States officials said more federal agents are coming to Detroit in the next couple of weeks to help ease the recent violence in Detroit, and agents are here to assist with the gun violence.
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in Detroit
DETROIT – US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider spoke Wednesday about the plan to bring bring federal agents to Detroit. “Let me be clear: there are no federal troops coming to Detroit or Michigan to interfere with protesters,” Schneider said. The city of Detroit will be getting 44 ATF agents and 12 FBI agents -- some with permanent jobs, some temporary. RELATED: ‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look likeIn many cases, children are getting caught in the crossfire. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in Detroit
Operation Legend: What federal agents will be focusing on in DetroitPublished: July 29, 2020, 5:25 pmUS Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, spoke Wednesday about the plan to bring bring federal agents to Detroit.
‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look like
DETROIT – US officials on Wednesday provided additional details regarding “Operation Legend” -- which is bringing a number of federal agents to Detroit in the coming weeks. “Operation Legend continues and expands what we have been doing for decades, which is sending federal agents and money to Detroit to fight gun and gang violence,” Schneider said. The governor of Oregon did announce Wednesday that federal agents will begin leaving Portland. A number of U.S. cities will also participate in Operation Legend, including Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee. READ MORE: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
LIVE STREAM: US Attorney to discuss plan to bring federal agents to Detroit
DETROIT – US officials will detail expanded plans to bring federal agents to Detroit during a news conference on Wednesday morning. US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, will provide details on the plan, which was originally announced by President Trump last week. Who: United States Attorney Matthew Schneider, along with ATF Special Agent in Charge James Deir, FBI Special Agent in Charge Steven D’Antuono, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ken Kleinschmidt, and United States Marshal Owen Cypher. The federal agents brought in is phase two of “Operation Relentless Pursuit,” and there have been other agents in the city working alongside police for months. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
ATF seizes grenade launcher from Flint home, man charged
FLINT, Mich. – Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials found a 44-millimeter grenade launcher with a spent 44-millimeter casing in a Flint home after they entered the home this week with a search warrant, police said. Donald Benjamin Smith Jr. faces a felony possession of a firearm and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, according to police. Police said they found several weapons after executing a search warrant at 2918 Nathan Avenue. Police believe this to be Smith’s home. Officials also found:
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Launch of Project Guardian
I am here to announce a new federal initiative to combat violent crime and gun violence called Project Guardian. When I was last Attorney General in 1991, the country had experienced an explosion of violent crime. Violent crime was at its peak. At that time, the federal government dramatically increased its focus on combatting violent crime. Over the next 25 years, violent crime was cut in half.justice.gov
Search warrants served on owner of Calif. dive boat that burned
(CNN) - The Coast Guard Investigative Service served search warrants on Truth Aquatics, the owner of the diving boat that was swallowed up by flames off the California coast on Labor Day, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Eric Raney told CNN. "The Coast Guard was assisted by ATF which is investigating the fire and the FBI which has expertise in criminal investigations." Thirty-three bodies have been recovered and one remains missing, the sheriff's office said. The escape hatch in the lower bunk level on the Vision-- the similar boat -- was small, difficult to see, access and maneuver, she said. The Labor Day disaster may well spark changes in regulations of commercial dive boats and related vessels, said retired US Coast Guard Capt.
"48 Hours" behind the scenes: How to film a car bombing
"48 Hours" behind the scenes: How to film a car bombing Correspondent Peter Van Sant takes you to an explosives range in New Mexico, where ATF agents recreated the bomb used in the notorious 1996 murder of Tucson entrepreneur Gary Triano. "48 Hours" used eight cameras to capture the blast. Who wanted Triano dead bad enough to put a pipe bomb in a duffle bag on the seat of his car? Watch "48 Hours" Presents: The Hit," Saturday, May 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.cbsnews.com
Feds begin investigation into Baltimore fires
The investigation into properties set on fire during last week's riots in Baltimore could take weeks. But a discussion about the potential root cause of the violence has already begun. The ATF says it has been able to gather footage from dozens of surveillance cameras from the seven locations it is investigating. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
ATF withdraws proposal to ban rifle ammo
ATF withdraws proposal to ban rifle ammo After a backlash from lawmakers and the public, the ATF has decided to drop plans to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition. Some types of ammunition used in AR-15-style rifles can penetrate a police officer's protective vest if fired from a handgun.cbsnews.com