Investigations. Legal news and articles for May 31 - 31, 2017

DOJ's Weissmann Joining Mueller's Russia Investigation Team, Sources SayNational Labor Relations Board's Administrative Law Judge Nixes Employer Handbook RulesSMPD Seeks Community Input For Body Worn Camera Program ...Could the Russia Investigation Reveal Trump's Tax Returns?Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industryPolice Practices Improve, Citizens Demand MoreVIDEO: State police investigating officer-involved shootingFox News host wrong that no law forbids Russia-Trump collusionSexual Harassment Claim May Proceed Despite Lack Of Specificity In EEOC Charge19 charged in New York mob takedownWhy Is Access To Public Records Still So Frustratingly Complicated?Gov. Bevin appoints Workers' Compensation Administrative Law ...Fort Collins cop from $150K rights violation settlement returns to workChina's Cybersecurity Law: What You Need to KnowJo Frost to Front Killer Kids Series on Crime + Investigation

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Are university assault investigations unfair to the accused?
Indianapolis StarMay 1, 2017

Yet another lawsuit by a male student claiming discrimination is prompting some to question whether universities are fair to all parties when investigating sexual assault claims. In the latest case, a former student is suing the University of Notre ...more »

Former Austin schools cop indicted in clash with middle-schooler
MyStatesman.comMay 1, 2017

Mendez told the Statesman recently that Penaloza left the department several months ago, at which time the agency ended its administrative investigation. He had already given notice that he was leaving the department when the incident occurred, Mendez ...more »

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DOJ's Weissmann Joining Mueller's Russia Investigation Team, Sources Say
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessMay 31, 2017

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is bolstering his team of investigators probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, adding a top Justice Department official overseeing active investigations into corporate fraud and foreign ...more »

National Labor Relations Board's Administrative Law Judge Nixes Employer Handbook Rules
The National Law ReviewMay 31, 2017

A National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) has issued another reminder to employers to be careful when drafting employee handbooks. In May 2017, a Board ALJ invalidated 10 different sections of the ...more »

SMPD Seeks Community Input For Body Worn Camera Program ...
LA Canyon NewsMay 31, 2017

SANTA MONICA—In September 2016, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) began a Body Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Program, with a six-month ...more »

Could the Russia Investigation Reveal Trump's Tax Returns?
POLITICO MagazineMay 31, 2017

But in interviews, veteran federal prosecutors and legal scholars said that Mueller, who began his investigation only last week, has clear-cut authority to obtain the president's tax returns—perhaps the most sensitive and sought-after government ...more »

Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
WRCB-TVMay 31, 2017

A private investigator says a shooting at a Texas car dealership that left three men dead involved two investigators who had confronted a fugitive wanted in Minnesota on several felony charges.More. A private investigator .... The Minority Cannabis ...more »

Police Practices Improve, Citizens Demand More
Virginia Connection NewspapersMay 31, 2017

Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock), as chair of the board's Public Safety Committee, co-hosted a public forum updating citizens on the recommendations made ...more »

VIDEO: State police investigating officer-involved shooting
Herald & ReviewMay 31, 2017

Officials aren't identifying the injured person or the officer in the incident, which Illinois State Police are investigating. “The Decatur Police Department is committed to providing a fair, accurate and independent investigation into the ...more »

Fox News host wrong that no law forbids Russia-Trump collusion
PolitiFactMay 31, 2017

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett has a distinctive take on the investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Jarrett, a former defense attorney, said that even if the two worked together, it wasn't illegal. "Collusion is not a ...more »

Sexual Harassment Claim May Proceed Despite Lack Of Specificity In EEOC Charge
The National Law ReviewMay 31, 2017

Relying on precedent that a plaintiff's claim in federal court “is generally limited by the scope of the administrative investigation that can reasonably be expected to follow the charge of discrimination submitted to the EEOC,” the district court ...more »

19 charged in New York mob takedown
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVMay 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The purported street boss of the Luchese crime family and 18 other people were indicted in a New York organized crime investigation that includes allegations of fraud in a $25 million hospital expansion and in other public ...more »

Why Is Access To Public Records Still So Frustratingly Complicated?
Fast CompanyMay 31, 2017

The Freedom of Information Act, often known as FOIA, has been used by journalists, activists, and private citizens to get access to federal government records since it went into effect in 1967. And every state has passed similar laws that allow the ...more »

Gov. Bevin appoints Workers' Compensation Administrative Law ...
WBKOMay 31, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gov. Bevin appointed the following individuals as administrative law judges within the Department of Workers' Claims:.more »

Fort Collins cop from $150K rights violation settlement returns to work
The ColoradoanMay 31, 2017

Aaron Westby was placed on administrative leave March 13, pending the completion of a series of investigations of his conduct from the July 17 incident. Findings from an internal police review exonerated him of using excessive force but sustained ...more »

China's Cybersecurity Law: What You Need to Know
The DiplomatMay 31, 2017

China has previously focused its efforts on controlling access to the internet within its borders through its Great Firewall, and since July 2015 introduced a series of laws and draft laws on internet controls and state access to private data ...more »

Jo Frost to Front Killer Kids Series on Crime + Investigation
World ScreenMay 31, 2017

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Woodcut Media to produce the new doc series Jo Frost on Killer Kids, which will premiere on Crime + Investigation in the U.K. this fall. The 4×1-hour show will spotlight children who commit murder, with each episode ...more »

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