Investigations. Legal news and articles for March 31 - 31, 2012

The Charter and criminal lawGas Price Gouging Investigation Gets PoliticalPolice Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine ToolObama proposes new rule for immigrant familiesMurdering The Truth In The Susan Cox Powell Missing Person CaseVermont court denies newspaper access to recordsVermont Supreme Court affirms decision denying newspaper access to ...Missing boy search now a criminal investigationTwo men facing hate crime chargeArmy investigators decline to confirm Mass. probeSeven Black Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Committing Hate CrimeSlain Iraqi-American woman buried in IraqInvestigators decline to confirm probe of rape allegations against Mass ...Safety cracks in foster policiesSlain Iraqi-American woman buried in Iraq

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Drug Enforcement Administration extends ban on chemicals
Anderson Independent MailMarch 1, 2012

Federal agents have confirmed an "ongoing criminal investigation" surrounding Jack's death, but have refused to comment further. An herbal incense product found in Jack's car was eventually sent to investigators for analysis, but the results of that ...more »

BCI: No timeline for probe in officer-involved shooting
Lancaster Eagle GazetteMarch 1, 2012

... a Monday shooting that left a suspect in critical condition, one sheriff's officer on paid administrative leave and a police officer on desk duty. Dustin Dugan, 27, was shot Monday during an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.more »

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The Charter and criminal law
Toronto SunMarch 31, 2012

Since most contentious interactions between individuals and government take place in the context of criminal investigations and charges, it's easy to see why the Charter has been most visible in the realm of criminal law. We've all been shocked by ...more »

Gas Price Gouging Investigation Gets Political
Pacific Free PressMarch 31, 2012

It's my own view—and a lot of experts' views that look at these markets—is that if there was a serious criminal investigation, that investigation in and of itself would drive speculators from the markets, and the price would reach its real ...more »

Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool
New York TimesMarch 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it ...more »

Obama proposes new rule for immigrant families
Orlando SentinelMarch 31, 2012

The new rule, which the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment Monday, would reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.more »

Murdering The Truth In The Susan Cox Powell Missing Person Case
ForbesMarch 31, 2012

In charge of the investigation is the West Valley City (Utah) Police Department who, in my opinion, were not trained to handle an intimate partner violence/missing/homicide case. Pierce County detectives now say they were waiting anxiously for the ...more »

Vermont court denies newspaper access to records
NECNMarch 31, 2012

The newspaper ( ) argued that the investigative records should be open because the investigation was over and because it was an internal investigation. Supreme court justices said state law doesn't contain an expiration clause making records public ...more »

Vermont Supreme Court affirms decision denying newspaper access to ...
The RepublicMarch 31, 2012

AP MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's highest court has ruled that records of a criminal investigation at the Vermont State Police Academy will remain confidential. The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling denying the Rutland Herald ...more »

Missing boy search now a criminal investigation
Houston Chronicle (blog)March 31, 2012

Authorities announced at a press conference Saturday that they will proceed with a criminal investigation of the case, KTRK reported. The FBI has questioned the boy's mother, April Davis, who was alone with Devon and her one-year-old that afternoon, ...more »

Two men facing hate crime charge
Dekalb Daily ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

Authorities were called at 3:19 pm Friday to the 1000 block of Ridge Drive to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle, according to a news release from DeKalb Police. The complainant reported that occupants of a vehicle had displayed a noose out ...more »

Army investigators decline to confirm Mass. probe
Boston.comMarch 31, 2012

Joseph Carter was put on paid leave after he told the governor he was the subject of an investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigations Command. Spokesman Christopher Grey declined Saturday to confirm that the agency is investigating Carter's case.more »

Seven Black Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Committing Hate Crime
Huffington PostMarch 31, 2012

The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said. The attack happened near Cactus Middle School, but Ford didn't know if any of the teens involved were students there.more »

Slain Iraqi-American woman buried in Iraq
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

The killing is being investigated as a possible hate crime because of a threatening note that was found near her, police say. "The martyr (Alawadi) used to love all, she made no distinction between religions," Alawadi's father, Nabil, told Reuters.more »

Investigators decline to confirm probe of rape allegations against Mass ...
The RepublicMarch 31, 2012

Joseph Carter was put on paid leave after he told the governor he was the subject of an investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigations Command. Secretary of Public Safety Mary Beth Heffernan said Friday that Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter was put on paid ...more »

Safety cracks in foster policies
STLtoday.comMarch 31, 2012

His ordeal — only now brought into public view through a civil lawsuit and renewed investigations — raises fresh questions over the effectiveness of recent overhauls to Missouri's child protection system. In March 2009, the St. Louis County Family ...more »

Slain Iraqi-American woman buried in Iraq
ReutersMarch 31, 2012

| BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi-American woman who was beaten to death in her US home in a possible case of hate crime was buried in her native Iraq on Saturday. Relatives wept as the casket of Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, ...more »

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