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Attorney leadership role leads Polikov to inner sanctum

OWH Persistence is a virtue, Lee Polikov might have thought in March as he sat around a table at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., discussing issues with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Polikov’s road to one of the inner sanctums of American power had been long, and fueled by years-long concern that law enforcement is losing […]

Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras

Reuters Police officers in the state of Nevada may soon be required to wear body cameras under a measure that was sent on Thursday to Governor Brian Sandoval for his signature. The proposal, approved by the state legislature, would make Nevada the second state in the in the country to mandate that state and local […]

Corrections officials say they have reduced number of inmates who have refused to provide DNA samples to 13 from 78

OWH 06/09/17 Nebraska prison officials say the number of inmates refusing to provide DNA samples has dropped to just 13 — as the State Corrections Department works to remedy missteps 20 years in the making. After a World-Herald investigation in April, department officials said 78 inmates had refused to comply with a 20-year-old state law […]

After initial stumbles, Trump orders overhaul of federal cybersecurity

Twenty-one days past its self-appointed deadline, the Trump administration Thursday ordered a cybersecurity overhaul that mandates broad reviews of the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities and gives the military greater responsibility for the safety of computer networks. President Donald Trump’s long-delayed executive order will force 190 federal agencies to ditch outdated computer systems and migrate toward one […]

National District Attorneys Association statement on charging and sentencing memo to federal prosecutors

National District Attorneys Association On Friday, May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors outlining updated charging and sentencing guidelines for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), representing America’s 2500 elected and appointed state and local prosecutors, stands with its federal counterparts in doing all that […]