Complete coverage on

Law Enforcement

Authorities are using digital billboards across the Southeast in their manhunt for three siblings, all in their 20s, who are wanted for an alleged armed bank robbery in Georgia and are suspects in the attempted murder of a Florida police officer, the FBI said Saturday. The crimes occurred Tuesday.

Latest Stories

Federal agents bust California drug-trafficking gangupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 05:56:00

Authorities have arrested three dozen people in a sweeping operation targeting suspected members of a California drug-trafficking gang and its associates, said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California.

Deputy accused of killing family, selfupdated: Sun May 16 2010 14:38:00

Police say a Washington state deputy killed his family and then himself after barricading himself in his house.

Evidence investigation puts New York cases into questionupdated: Tue May 11 2010 20:02:00

Irregularities in drug evidence processed by a New York Police Department forensics technician are being investigated, putting into question all cases the technician has worked on in her 24 years on the job, police say.

Puerto Rico hopes military can put dent in crimeupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 12:47:00

About 1,000 National Guard soldiers will report for duty Saturday in Puerto Rico, activated by the governor this week to help fight a drug-fueled crime tsunami that has flooded the Caribbean island.

iPhone apps help track sex offenders, spot crimeupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 11:32:00

Tracy Rodriguez of Houston, Texas, is not a trained private investigator or police officer. But with a gentle tap on her iPhone screen, the mother of three can access information revealing the sex offenders who live within a 10-mile radius of where her children practice sports or watch movies.

Terror raid in NYCupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 00:27:00

Federal agents raided residences in New York City as part of a terror investigation. Deborah Feyerick reports.

Documents: Slain cartel member feared for his lifeupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 18:46:00

A Mexican man who was allegedly killed on orders from his own cartel believed they were hunting for him after he began working as an informant and was fearful for his life, according to court documents.

Selling Obama's security planupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:50:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty takes a look at the agenda as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Mexico.

Obama to beef up Mexico border policyupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:50:00

President Obama on Tuesday vowed to invest the resources needed to address the threat posed by drug traffickers in Mexico.

Cold Case: Lane Bryant killingsupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 18:18:00

Chicago police still haven't made an arrest in the murders of five women inside a Lane Bryant store more than a year ago.

Witness survived store shooting by playing deadupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 18:18:00

She survived a bloodbath at a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park, Illinois, by playing dead. The only survivor, she gave police a detailed description of the gunman.

How serial killer stumped cops for decadesupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 12:42:00

Timothy Krajcir got away with murder for decades, police say. They say he preyed on women he could easily overpower. He always struck at night to avoid detection. When he killed, he never spoke of it to anyone. Police even say they considered a cop might be behind the killings.

Serial killer took cop classesupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 12:42:00

CNN's David Mattingly reports a confessed serial killer may have used his college degree to elude police. 36 Killed in Southern Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 15:00:00

U.S. and Iraqi forces began major military operations Monday to the north and south of Baghdad, while Iraqi officials said 36 people were killed in clashes in southern Iraq

N.Y. mayor meets with dead groom's familyupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 15:47:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg met Tuesday with the family of a man shot and killed by police early Saturday in an incident that has sparked community outrage and could lead to a federal investigation.

Informant denies buying drugs at elderly Atlantan's homeupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 00:28:00

An informant cited in a search warrant as having purchased narcotics at an elderly Atlanta woman's house denies buying drugs there, authorities say.

Police shooting of elderly woman leads to federal probeupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 18:46:00

Federal authorities will investigate last week's police involved shooting death of an elderly woman in Atlanta, the city's police chief announced Monday.

Elderly woman's family seeks federal probe of shootingupdated: Thu Nov 23 2006 18:51:00

As family members spent Thanksgiving Day boarding up the home of a 92-year-old woman who was shot to death during a police drug raid, their spokesman said they will request a federal investigation.

Snoop Dogg denies weapons chargesupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 05:31:00

Rap artist "Snoop Dogg" was charged Thursday with one felony count of knowingly possessing a deadly weapon -- a collapsible baton -- while trying to board a plane in California, authorities in Orange County said.

Drug bust leads to huge police corruption probeupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 12:43:00

The investigation that exposed an allegedly corrupt Virginia sheriff's department began with a package containing vials of a date-rape drug.

Indictment: Crooked deputies sold guns, drugs to publicupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 10:47:00

A Virginia sheriff covered up a scheme in which a dozen of his deputies sold seized guns and drugs to the public, a federal indictment alleges.

Sources: Home raided is Los Alamos lab employee'supdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 15:36:00

The FBI is investigating whether information on a computer disk found in a drug raid of a New Mexico residence contains classified information from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Coroner: Katrina hospital deaths going to grand juryupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 19:24:00

A New Orleans grand jury will decide if a doctor and two nurses intentionally killed patients with injections before the hospital was evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish coroner Frank Minyard said Tuesday.

Florida police kill suspect in deputy's slayingupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 06:41:00

Police said Friday they shot and killed a suspected cop killer who was armed and who failed to raise both hands when Florida SWAT officers stumbled upon him hiding in thick brush.

'Most-wanted' fugitive capturedupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 11:32:00

Fugitive Ralph "Buck" Phillips, wanted for allegedly shooting three New York state troopers, one fatally, after escaping from prison in April, was captured Friday evening after a daylong hunt, the New York state police said.

NFL player shot by off-duty police officerupdated: Sun Sep 03 2006 18:08:00

The San Diego Chargers' Steve Foley was shot Sunday by an off-duty policeman who had followed him to his home after noticing Foley's car driving erratically, a sheriff's investigator in San Diego, California, said.

JonBenet suspect to appear in courtupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 00:00:00

John Mark Karr, who claims to have been involved in the 1996 death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, could be headed back to Colorado as soon as Tuesday, pending results of an extradition hearing.

U.S. authorities await Karr's arrivalupdated: Sun Aug 20 2006 04:38:00

A suspect in the 1996 death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was due to arrive Sunday night on a flight from Thailand to the United States, where he will be questioned by investigators.

Karr begins journey back to U.S.updated: Sat Aug 19 2006 08:10:00

The suspect in the 1996 death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey left his Bangkok jail cell Sunday for a flight back to the United States, where he is to be questioned by investigators.

Three Egyptian students in custody; 8 remain missingupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 13:34:00

Three of the 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up at a Montana university last month were taken into custody Wednesday.

Gibson charged with drunken drivingupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 16:05:00

Mel Gibson was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor drunken driving, as well as driving with an elevated blood alcohol level and an open container of alcohol in his car, prosecutors said.

Gibson: 'I am not an anti-Semite'updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 11:41:00

Actor-director Mel Gibson apologized Tuesday for making anti-Semitic remarks during his drunken driving arrest last week, saying the comments were "blurted out in a moment of insanity."

Police: Gibson arrest 'without incident'updated: Sun Jul 30 2006 21:58:00

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday stood by his statement that Friday morning's arrest of actor Mel Gibson on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol occurred "without incident."

Gibson apologizes for behaviorupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 15:53:00

Actor and director Mel Gibson issued a statement on Saturday, apologizing to deputies for his "belligerent behavior" when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu the day before.

Police don't have to knock, justices sayupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 11:42:00

A split Supreme Court ruled Thursday that drug evidence seized in a home search can be used against a suspect even though police failed to knock on the door and wait a "reasonable" amount of time before entering.

FSB: A stock with firepower: Smith & Wessonupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 09:04:00

Looking for a small-cap stock that could "make your day"? Smith & Wesson, the 154-year-old gun maker, could add firepower to your portfolio.

Katrina autopsy: Police shot mentally disabled man in backupdated: Mon May 22 2006 13:49:00

Autopsy results obtained by CNN show a mentally disabled man was shot in the back when he was killed by New Orleans police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Gen. Blum: Not every guardsman on border 'will be armed'updated: Wed May 17 2006 15:53:00

President Bush announced this week that 6,000 National Guardsmen would be sent to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border to assist Border Patrol with surveillance and intelligence duties.

Bush: U.S. 'a lawful society and a welcoming society'updated: Mon May 15 2006 19:42:00

In an address to the nation Monday evening, President Bush called for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration that strengthens border security, enforces immigration laws and includes a guest-worker program.

Bush calls for 6,000 troops along borderupdated: Mon May 15 2006 07:16:00

President Bush outlined Monday night what he termed a "comprehensive" approach to immigration that combines tougher border enforcement with a guest-worker program.

Kashmir attack kills two policeupdated: Wed May 10 2006 23:51:00

Suspected militants opened fired on a police station in central Srinagar early Thursday, killing two officers, police have said.

Officer slain in Virginia police station shootingupdated: Mon May 08 2006 16:44:00

A police officer was killed and two others wounded Monday in a shootout with a gunman at a Fairfax County, Virginia, police station, Fairfax Police Chief David Rohrer said.

Police: Accuser didn't pursue prior rape reportupdated: Fri Apr 28 2006 10:17:00

Police said Friday they did not pursue prior rape allegations by the woman at the center of the Duke University rape case because she apparently did not provide the additional details they requested.

McKinney apologizes for scuffle with officerupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 07:16:00

Rep. Cynthia McKinney apologized on the House floor Thursday for a confrontation with a Capitol Police officer last week.

Sources: McKinney case heading to grand juryupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 11:39:00

No more he-grabbed-she-slapped -- whether U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney should be charged over a confrontation with Capitol Police last week will be decided by a grand jury, perhaps as soon as next week, said federal law enforcement sources familiar with the case.

Court weighs speech rights of public workersupdated: Mon Mar 20 2006 12:42:00

Richard Ceballos says he was only doing his job, and was punished by his superiors as a result.

Deputy pleads not guilty to shooting vetupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 15:46:00

A sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the shooting of an unarmed Iraq war veteran in San Bernardino, California -- an incident captured in grainy, amateur video earlier this year.

Deputy charged in shooting of Iraq vet updated: Tue Mar 07 2006 13:21:00

A sheriff's deputy who was videotaped shooting an unarmed Iraq war veteran after a car chase will be charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Tuesday.

Entwistle back in U.S. to faces charges updated: Wed Feb 15 2006 11:12:00

Wearing handcuffs and leg shackles, a British man accused of killing his wife and baby daughter was led off a plane and whisked to a Massachusetts jail as darkness fell on Wednesday.

Entwistle computer gives up secretsupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 03:17:00

Just days before the slayings of his wife and infant daughter, Neil Entwistle looked at a Web site that described "how to kill people" and searched for escort services, according to search warrant documents released Monday.

Gay bar attack suspect captured in gunfightupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 20:03:00

An 18-year-old suspected in hatchet attacks and shootings at a Massachusetts gay bar was captured 1,200 miles away Saturday after killing a police officer and the passenger in his vehicle, authorities said.

36 missing Iraqi police applicants found deadupdated: Sun Jan 22 2006 07:17:00

The bodies of 36 kidnapping victims who had applied to the Baghdad Police Academy have been found and identified, an official said Sunday.

Best cars for copsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 13:13:00

If there were a list of the "toughest jobs for cars" being a police car would probably be right up there at the top.

New Orleans beating victim in court updated: Wed Jan 18 2006 15:06:00

Robert Davis, the retired school teacher who was videotaped being beaten by New Orleans police officers in October, was in court on Wednesday.

Deputy shoots teen wielding pellet gunupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 16:22:00

A sheriff's deputy shot a 15-year-old he believed was armed with a 9 mm handgun at a Florida middle school Friday only to learn later that the weapon was a modified pellet gun, the Seminole County sheriff said.

New Orleans police fired for roles in beatingupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 14:59:00

Two New Orleans police officers were fired Wednesday for their roles in the videotaped beating of a 64-year-old man being arrested in the French Quarter, a police spokesman said.

Halloween assault suspect held without bondupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 12:59:00

A man accused of posing as a firefighter to enter a woman's apartment and then sexually assaulting her on Halloween has been arraigned and ordered held without bond, the Manhattan district attorney's office said.

Big Easy bouncing backupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 18:07:00

Krewes, start your float preparations because Mardi Gras is coming back to the Big Easy -- as is some semblance of law and order.

UK woman police officer shot deadupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 13:03:00

A woman police officer was shot dead and another woman officer seriously wounded while responding to a robbery in the center of Bradford, northern England, police said.

Sheriff: Alleged courthouse killer planned jailbreakupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 11:08:00

Jail officials in Atlanta said Wednesday they have intercepted letters revealing an escape plot between courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols and another "high profile" inmate.

Teen arrested in slaying of lawyer's wifeupdated: Fri Oct 21 2005 06:07:00

Investigators have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the killing of Pamela Vitale, wife of high-profile attorney and television legal analyst Daniel Horowitz, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.

Russia resistance 'suppressed'updated: Fri Oct 14 2005 01:49:00

A day after more than 100 militants attacked city buildings and took hostages in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, sparking bloody clashes with police, an area official declared Friday the resistance had been suppressed and all hostages freed, according to the Interfax news agency.

Police battle militants in Russiaupdated: Thu Oct 13 2005 02:42:00

Police largely repelled an attack by 80 to 100 militants in the southern Russian region of Kabardino-Balkariya, a Russian official, told the Interfax news agency. He said 12 militants were detained and 20 killed.

Attorney: New Orleans officers acted properlyupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 10:57:00

The attorney for three New Orleans police officers facing charges from a videotaped beating said Wednesday that they followed proper procedure to subdue a man who was acting drunk and resisting arrest.

Beating victim: No anger toward policeupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 06:48:00

A retired teacher injured during a videotaped beating by New Orleans police says he feels no anger toward the department.

New Orleans officers plead not guiltyupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 19:24:00

Three New Orleans police officers Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of battery in the videotaped beating of a 64-year-old man, as federal officials opened a civil rights investigation into the incident.

Abbas urged to form new governmentupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 12:28:00

The Palestinian legislature has voted to "urge" Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new government, saying his present government had failed to seize control of Gaza in the wake of Israel's pull out.

Gaza police protest Hamas attacks updated: Mon Oct 03 2005 07:30:00

About 20 Palestinian policemen fired guns before entering the parliament building in Gaza City on Monday in a protest against Hamas militants, according to Palestinian security sources.

Witnesses: New Orleans cops took Rolex watches, jewelryupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 10:55:00

Four New Orleans police officers have been suspended and one has been reassigned over allegations of looting in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina, acting Police Superintendent Warren Riley said.

Witnesses: New Orleans cops among lootersupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 13:25:00

Four New Orleans police officers have been suspended and one has been reassigned over allegations of looting in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina, acting Police Superintendent Warren Riley said Thursday.

Iraq: Insurgents infiltrate policeupdated: Wed Sep 21 2005 08:40:00

Insurgents have infiltrated Iraq's security forces, a senior Iraqi official said, as the fallout continued over British forces' use of armed vehicles to smash their way into a police station to rescue two undercover soldiers.

Deputy chief: New Orleans 'a hazard'updated: Mon Sep 05 2005 13:55:00

Saying the city was "completely destroyed" and "a hazard," the New Orleans deputy police chief urged remaining residents Monday to get out because there was no power, drinkable water or food supply.

Katrina aftermath taking toll on policeupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 19:57:00

There may be no better way to explain the desperation on the city's ravaged streets than this: In the past few days, two police officers took their own lives and dozens have turned in their badges.

The legal line between porn and prostitutionupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 13:57:00

Jenny Paulino stands accused of running a prostitution ring on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Autopsy: Toddler hit twice by LAPD updated: Wed Aug 03 2005 12:57:00

A toddler girl suffered two gunshot wounds from Los Angeles police -- one of them blowing out most of her brain -- during officers' standoff with her father last month, an autopsy report concluded.

Police chief questions Taser useupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 04:08:00

The police officers who used a Taser stun gun to detain a suspected suicide bomber took an "incredible risk" because it could have set off any explosives on the man, London's police chief says.

CNNMoney: How police chases really workupdated: Tue Jul 26 2005 09:07:00

If you've ever watched a live broadcast of a police chase filmed from a news helicopter, several thoughts may have occurred to you. Among them:

Fresh security threat as Britain mournsupdated: Sun Jul 10 2005 10:08:00

As the hunt continued for the victims and perpetrators of London's terrorist attacks, Britain was mourning the dead, recalling the heroism of a war fought 60 years ago -- and reeling from a fresh security alert.

CNNMoney: Man charged with wireless trespassingupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 16:50:00

Police have charged a Florida man with a third-degree felony charge, after he was arrested for accessing a St. Petersburg resident's wireless Internet network without permission.

Iraq bombings target policeupdated: Sat Jul 02 2005 02:25:00

A string of suicide bombing attacks across Iraq targeted Iraqi police Saturday, leaving more than 20 people dead and dozens wounded.

Rumsfeld: Insurgency could last decadeupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 14:01:00

U.S. President George W. Bush was preparing a major address on the Iraq war as his defense chief predicted the insurgency could last another decade.

Mosul attacks kill 33 in one dayupdated: Sun Jun 26 2005 02:55:00

Three suicide bombings targeting Iraqi military and police stations killed 15 police officers and 18 civilians Sunday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, U.S. military officials said.

More charges for child porn convictupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 20:26:00

An adoptive father serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for producing Internet pornography depicting his preteen daughter now faces 11 state charges, the district attorney's office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Hezbollah pushes Prada?updated: Thu May 26 2005 13:44:00

While the savvy bargain hunter can tell the real Coach handbag from a fake, many discerning buyers are missing one critical detail -- that purse or DVD for sale on the street corner might be funding a terrorist organization.

Police officer convicted of killing gay loverupdated: Mon May 23 2005 11:14:00

A jury found a Missouri patrolman guilty Saturday of killing a gay college student who had talked about revealing their sexual affair to the police chief.

Florida girl found buried alive in landfillupdated: Sun May 22 2005 13:04:00

Police found an 8-year-old Florida girl buried alive with minor injuries in an abandoned landfill Sunday morning, hours after she was reported abducted, according to officials in Lake Worth.

Police: Church sex abuse case may involve 24 children updated: Sun May 22 2005 12:11:00

Police have arrested the pastor of a defunct church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, his wife and six former congregants in a sexual abuse case involving as many as 24 children, authorities said.

Six bodies found in California homeupdated: Tue May 10 2005 17:01:00

Three adults and three children were found dead early Tuesday at the home of an investigator for the district attorney's office in Riverside County, sheriff's deputies said.

1,300 fake law badges seizedupdated: Tue May 10 2005 14:41:00

Federal agents arrested a man on Monday, charging him with possessing and selling more than 1,300 counterfeit badges representing 35 law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency said.

L.A. sheriff: Investigation to look at gunfire that ended car chaseupdated: Tue May 10 2005 11:06:00

Investigations are under way to determine why sheriff's deputies fired about 120 shots at a vehicle to end a car chase in Compton, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Tuesday.

Fine line between control and harassmentupdated: Mon Apr 25 2005 17:33:00

Clovis Claxton felt his neighbors closing in.

Judge favors manslaughter charge in police shooting of teenupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 13:29:00

A judge ruled Thursday morning that a rookie police officer used excessive force when he shot a fleeing teenager in the back of his head outside of a high school dance and recommended that the officer be charged with manslaughter.

Man sentenced to 20 years for staging phony police raidupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 12:56:00

A Florida jury found William Fairchild guilty on seven of eight charges Wednesday for a bizarre crime spree that included dressing up as a sheriff's deputy, kidnapping a drug dealer and conducting a fake raid at the home of the dealer's family to find money, drugs and a car that had been traded for crack cocaine.

Dragnet nabs 10,000 fugitivesupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 10:04:00

More than 10,000 fugitives from justice have been captured in a nationwide, weeklong dragnet involving federal, state and local authorities, said the U.S. Marshals Service, which led the effort.

Man charged with allegedly staging phony police raidupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 12:10:00

When William Fairchild's friend traded her car for $70 worth of crack cocaine, police say he helped carry out an elaborate scheme to get it back from the drug dealer.

Feds' border action not nearly enoughupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 19:41:00

The Department of Homeland Security has said it will send more than 500 additional Border Patrol agents to Arizona this year to help stop the flow of illegal aliens into the United States.

Deadly attacks target Iraqi policeupdated: Mon Mar 28 2005 05:30:00

Insurgents struck Iraqi security forces Monday, killing the head of a Baghdad police station and four other officers in separate attacks, police said.

We recommend