Category: Misconduct/Abuse of Authority

By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 07/12 — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias launched a vigorous defense Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches,

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) 04/24 — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 1:45 p.m.

A father whose daughter died in the Florida high school massacre said an investigative commission will discover the deaths could have been avoided it weren’t for egregious errors made by law enforcement and school officials.

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By JOSH REPLOGLE and KELLI KENNEDY,  Associated Press  PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) 04/25 — A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student alleges he was aggressively questioned by school administrators and local law enforcement after posting on social media that he fired an assault weapon at a gun range with his dad.

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By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN,  Associated Press  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) 03/31 — Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation.

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 03/06 — Two Republican House committee chairmen are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as part of that probe.

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By SADIE GURMAN,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 02/28 — President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on his attorney general Wednesday, describing as “disgraceful” his handling of Republican complaints that the FBI abused its surveillance power during the early stages of the Russia probe.

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