Law Enforcement

Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is accused of ordering the shooting that killed a U.S. consulate worker and a sheriff's deputy from El Paso in Juarez last year.
July 31, 2011
It's been a year since three inmates escaped a private prison in northern Arizona. Since then, many have debated whether private prisons actually save taxpayers money.
July 29, 2011
Meth has been the number one drug problem in Southern Nevada and much of the Southwest for the last decade. To combat the scourge, new laws have made it harder to buy the ingredients to manufacture the highly addictive drug. But it hasn't done much good: meth traffickers manage to adapt. This is the first story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
July 18, 2011
Criminal organizations are finding ways to get large quantities of pseudoephedrine from pharmacies to funnel to large meth labs in California. This is the second story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
July 18, 2011
Drug cartels are taking advantage of the federal effort to beef up border security by corrupting agents of Customs and Border Protection, the nation's largest law enforcement agency.
July 14, 2011
Since the attacks on 9/11, many law enforcement agencies have increased surveillance of the Muslim community, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff has chosen a different approach.
July 13, 2011
In the last five years, Customs and Border Protection has added 10,000 employees to beef up security nationwide. Along with that boost comes more people vulnerable to temptations of corruption.
June 30, 2011
The ATF is accused of running an operation it called "Fast and Furious" that allowed cartel gun buyers to purchase weapons and take them unhindered into Mexico.
June 23, 2011
"Clearly the concern is that a weapon, two weapons, were found at the homicide scene where Brian Terry was murdered and that those weapons had been part of Operation Fast and Furious."
June 21, 2011
Despite some recent reforms, some states say the "Secure Communities" program is making their policing efforts more difficult.
June 20, 2011

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