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Monday
Oct242011

FBI Stats Show Increase in Police Officers Killed, Assaulted in 2010

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has released its annual figures on law enforcement officers killed and wounded for last year. The report shows that 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in 2010, and more than 53,000 officers were assaulted last year, an increase in the death rate over 48 from the previous year.

The FBI notes that it's hard to draw conclusions about the data, for example, in 2001, 70 officers were killed in the line of duty (excluding the events of 9/11), and five years ago, 48 officers were killed in felonies.

The 2010 report also shows 72 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty; almost all of those deaths involving vehicles.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Wanted by the FBI: Former Marine, Considered Armed and Dangerous

FBI(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has launched a multi-state manhunt for a former U.S. Marine -- on the run for allegedly sexually abusing a child -- that the bureau believes is “armed and dangerous.”

Authorities worry that Charles Alan Dyer, 31, of Duncan, Okla., well versed in military assault tactics and operations, may not come peacefully if confronted by police.

The FBI began pursuing Dyer earlier this month after he skipped town, failing to face the sex abuse charges in a trial that was set to begin on Aug. 15. An FBI bulletin says Dyer “is known to have numerous weapons” and an ABC News review of court records reveals that Dyer was also indicted on federal charges for possessing an unregistered Colt M-203 grenade launcher.

The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dyer -- putting up digital billboards depicting Dyer’s image at locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for any information leading to his arrest.

Dyer is described as a white male, 5’10” to 6’0”, 175 to 200 pounds, brown shaved hair and blue eyes. There are indications Dyer may have grown a beard, lost some weight and that his head is no longer shaved.

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Friday
Mar042011

'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Captured in Connecticut

Federal Bureau of Investigation(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Authorities announced Friday that they have captured the man they believe is the “East Coast Rapist.”

The suspect was arrested in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, just days after authorities in four states intensified their manhunt for him by launching a website devoted to his capture.  Investigators reportedly made the arrest after DNA evidence was found linking the suspect to the crimes.

On Monday authorities launched the website, eastcoastrapist.com, that provided details of the attacks linked to the suspect, the most recent of which involved three girls in Prince William, Virginia on Halloween 2009. A number of billboards were also placed in several areas to alert the public about the rapist.

The East Coast Rapist is suspected of attacking at least 17 women over the past 13 years. All of the attacks occurred at night, near major highways. They began in Maryland, moved into Virginia, then up to Connecticut and Rhode Island and back to Virginia.

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Wednesday
Nov032010

FBI: All 5 D.C. Area Military Shootings Linked

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI's Washington Field Office confirmed Wednesday that all five military-related shootings in Northern Virginia -- at the Pentagon, the Marine Museum and two military recruiting stations -- have all been linked. 

Officials involved in the FBI investigation say they have determined that bullets from all five shootings appear to have been fired from the same weapon, according to ballistics results from the FBI Laboratory at Quantico.

Investigators on the case speculated Tuesday morning that recent media attention may have caused copycats to emerge.  However, after Wednesday's ballistics results, the search for suspects continues to narrow.

No one has been injured in any of the five incidents.

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Friday
Oct082010

'I Want Damage': Surveillance Video Shows Suspects in N.Y. Bomb Trial 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The jury in a New York terrorism trial is deliberating the case of four men who were charged with plotting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx.

The FBI arrested the men in May 2009 as they were planting bombs outside  a house of worship.  The suspects believed the bombs were real, but they were actually made with fake explosives.

The case is built on the FBI's use of an informant, Shahed Hussain, who discussed with defendants James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen how they planned to carry out attacks in New York.

Undercover videos key to the prosecution's argument reveal the defendants in precarious situations.

In one tape from April 2009, Cromitie is heard telling the informant, "You think the World Trade Center was something bad?  That was nothing.  That was like one match lit and then you blow it up.  That was nothing.  Don't worry, the worst is yet to come for you guys."

In another tape, Hussain and Cromitie are in a storage facility handling a shoulder-fired missile.  Hussain shows Cromitie how to use it, "This is the handle, OK? ... Once we shoot it, then we destroy the thing."  Cromitie responds, saying, "Easy. ... I wish you had a blank, so we could take a shot."

The prosecution claims that the plan was to use this rocket launcher against planes at an upstate New York Air National Guard Base.

Despite the videos, the outcome of the case before the jury is unclear.  During the contentious trial, defense attorneys claimed that there was entrapment by the FBI after agents inserted an informant into a mosque in Newburgh, N.Y.

Cromitie had allegedly expressed his interest in joining Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistani terrorist group that the informant was allegedly linked to.

FBI agents believe that Cromitie was the group's ringleader, and surveillance tape captures him bragging about possible attacks.

"I want it to be like, I need to be right in the middle.  You feel me?"  Cromitie said.  "I wanna just get the whole middle. ... I want damage, to let them know it's not a joke.  Damaged."

In another instance, he said, "Imagine all of those planes in one spot.  Imagine if we hit all of them. ... Then one of them would blow up.  And they [would be] close to each other, and they all got gas too."

Defense lawyers have argued that their clients were entrapped and that Hussain is not a credible witness, so the outcome of the case is unclear.

Hussain's testimony, at times, angered the judge, who called him "slippery" in front of the jury.

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