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Past articles by Mark:

Inspector general says Jeffrey Epstein’s death enabled by jailers’ negligence

The report comes nearly four years after Epstein died at a Manhattan jail. → Read More

7 key findings from the Justice Dept. report on the Minneapolis police

The federal investigation concluded, for example, that Minneapolis police officers use excessive, unlawful force, “often when no force is necessary.” → Read More

Trump heading to Miami before classified documents court date

Law enforcement officials were mapping out security and bracing for potential tumult surrounding Donald Trump's court appearance Tuesday in Miami. → Read More

Live updates: Verdict reached in E. Jean Carroll’s civil case against Trump

The jury has reached a verdict in a civil lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll against former president Donald Trump, who she says raped her in the mid-1990s. → Read More

Live updates: E. Jean Carroll at Trump rape trial calls herself 'member of the silent generation’

E. Jean Carroll, who has accused former president Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s, is facing cross-examination. → Read More

7 highlights from Justice Dept.’s blistering Louisville police probe

The report recounted examples of officers being unnecessarily violent, using racist rhetoric and failing to properly investigate sexual and domestic violence. → Read More

Justice Dept. launches review of Memphis police after Tyre Nichols’s death

Probe was announced just over two months after Memphis officers were recorded brutally beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, after a traffic stop. → Read More

Memphis reckons with fallout from Tyre Nichols video

Video of the beating spurred protests across the country and a growing number of investigations into law enforcement officials. → Read More

What Memphis police videos show, and don’t show, about Tyre Nichols beating

The brutal beating of Tyre Nichols is captured in harrowing detail in four video clips released by Memphis police. Here is a description of what each video shows. → Read More

Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect pleads guilty to murder

Payton Gendron was charged with fatally shooting 10 Black people in a racially motivated attack at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in May. → Read More

New-officer training presents ‘immediate crisis for policing,’ report says

A prominent policing think tank says that while policing has evolved, training for new recruits hasn't kept up. → Read More

‘Ghost guns’ now must be traceable, as Biden rule takes effect

Amid court challenges, a new Biden administration rule takes effect that requires serial numbers for homemade guns and background checks for dealer sales. → Read More

Allen Weisselberg, longtime Trump executive, pleads guilty to tax scheme

The longtime Trump executive was indicted on charges of grand larceny and tax fraud last year. → Read More

Senate confirms ATF director nominee Steve Dettelbach

Amid a spike in gun violence and mass shootings, the Senate confirmed an ATF director for the first time since 2013. → Read More

Texas officials: Teacher didn’t leave door propped open before massacre

The Texas Department of Public Safety says investigators are exploring why the door did not lock. → Read More

How the official accounts about the Uvalde shooting have changed

Since Tuesday's massacre, authorities have offered shifting accounts of exactly what happened. → Read More

‘Active shooter’ attacks in 2021 doubled over recent years, FBI says

The FBI released a report saying it had found 61 "active shooter" incidents last year, more than double the number in 2018 or 2019. → Read More

U.S. firearm homicide rate in 2020 highest in quarter-century, CDC says

Guns were used in 4 out of 5 homicides and more than half of suicides in 2020, a report found. → Read More

Report: Minneapolis police engaged in ‘discriminatory, race-based policing’

The report, by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, assailed department and city leadership for allowing "this organizational culture to fester.” → Read More

Nearly two years after George Floyd’s death, fallout over police response to unrest continues

Police and city officials continue facing scrutiny over how they handled the 2020 protests, with lawsuits, criminal charges and reports criticizing their actions. → Read More