April Brooks Named Head of Criminal Division in NY
April Brooks, whose career included investigations into children-related crimes and the mysterious death of a Baltimore federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna in 2003, has been named special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in the FBI’s very busy New York Division.
Brooks, special assistant to the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch, began her career with the FBI in 1990 in Los Angeles.
In September 2000, she was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Crimes Against Children Unit at FBI Headquarters. In this role, she oversaw the Innocent Images National Initiative as well as child abductions and international parental kidnapping investigations, the FBI said.
In December 2002, she was reassigned to the newly established Cyber Division to continue oversight of the Innocent Images National Initiative.
In 2003, she was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Baltimore Division in September 2003. In January 2004, she was named the supervisor responsible fo the probe into the death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathon Luna of Baltimore. District of Maryland. He was in shallow water with several shallow stab wounds in rural Pennsylvania in December 2003. The case was never resolved, but the FBI theorized that the wounds were self-inflicted and he committed suicide.
In August 2007, Brooks was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and Special Operations Programs in the Baltimore Division. In January 2008, she was selected to oversee the Intelligence Branch, including the HUMINT, Foreign Language, and Applicant Programs, along with the division’s cross-programmatic capabilities.
In February 2010, Brooks was promoted into the Senior Executive Service as an inspector in the Inspection Division. In 2012, she was named special assistant to the executive assistant director of the Human Resources Branch.
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