Hazy Outlook for Congressional Response to Justice Dept.'s Overhauled Marijuana Guidance

"I don't think we've come together around one particular legislative proposal," according to Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Homeland Security Test Reveals Flaws in Emergency Responder Apps

A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.

Chicago Expected to Pay Another Big Legal Settlement in a Police-Related Lawsuit

In the past two months, the nation’s third-largest city has seen nearly $100 million in judgements from lawsuits involving local law enforcement.

The Criminalization of Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Areas that are changing economically often draw more police—creating conditions for more surveillance and more potential misconduct.

Overburdened Mental Health Providers Slow Police Push for Drug Treatment

With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Make N.Y.C. Commuters Even More Vulnerable to Attacks

The White House has proposed a budget that slashes funds from some Homeland Security anti-terrorism programs in order to fund a border wall with Mexico.

Beyond Gadgets: Public Safety in a Digital World

In the lead-up to a discussion on public safety data, our senior director of programs is obsessed with our digital footprint, and its implications for police and citizens.

The Long History of Black Officers Reforming Policing From Within

Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump’s agenda are inspiring some police to more vocal advocacy. But their project—ending racial bias in the profession—is a decades-old one.

New York City Defends Its Community Policing Approach

As the Trump administration defunds the Obama-era strategy, city officials are crediting it with reducing crime to record lows.

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?

Charlottesville Was Going to Be Bad. The Police Made It Worse

“This represents a failure of one of government’s core functions,” an independent reports says, “the protection of fundamental rights.”

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

How One Law Enforcement Agency Is Using Facial Recognition to Identify Suspects

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.

Detention Push Ignites New Deportation Battles

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a $1.2 billion plan to increase detention beds by 50 percent to about 51,000 by 2018.

Justice Department Releases Immigration ‘Naughty List’ After Latest Court Loss

Attorney General Jeff Sessions now considers jurisdictions that prevent law enforcement from inquiring about immigration status in violation of U.S. Code.