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Still a Dearth of Women Agents in FBI, DEA, ATF, Marshals Service

By Allan Lengel

There are still too few female agents among the ranks in the FBI, DEA and ATF and Marshals Service, according to a new audit that also found women are rarely promoted to key jobs at the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies, Devlin Barrett of the Washington Post reports.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued the report Tuesday, showing that  in 2016, women comprised just 16 percent of criminal investigators employed at the agencies — even though women account for 57 percent of the rest of the agencies’ workforce.

The numbers vary by agency. At the FBI, about 1 in 5 special agents are women. The ratio is about 1 in 10 for deputy marshals, the Post reports.

Gangster Desciples Gang Member Makes FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List

By Allan Lengel

DETROIT — Antwan Tamon Mims, a convicted felon and known member of the Gangster Disciples gang in Michigan, has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list.

Mims is charged with murdering two men in front of dozens of witnesses at a house party on March 25 in Benton Harbor, in the western edge of Michigan.

According to the FBI, Investigators believe Mims emerged from the house shortly after midnight and saw two men he believed had wronged his gang on a drug deal.

He produced a gun and fired from the front door, hitting both men. Mims then  “very calmly…walked up to the victims and put a bullet into their heads,” says FBI agent Jeff Brown.

After the killing, bystanders told police that Mims “walked away as if nothing had happened,” Brown said in an FBI press release, which went on to say:

The killer’s apparent arrogance—gunning down the men in front of so many witnesses—came from the fact that he was an intimidating figure in the community and believed no one would talk to authorities for fear of violent reprisals.

Trump Says FBI Agent Peter Strzok Gets ‘Poor Marks’ For Testimony on The Hill

By Allan Lengel

Tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump took a shot at FBI agent Peter Strzok, who testified before the joint House Oversight and Judiciary committees Wednesday in a closed-door session.

Two of Law Enforcement’s Big Dogs Will Testify Thursday on the Hill

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifying before a House committee in December 2017.

By Allan Lengel

Who knew C-Span could be so interesting?

Two big names in federal law enforcement, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, both Trump appointees, are scheduled to testify Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee about a recent Justice Department inspector general report that White House allies claim proves bias among FBI investigators in the Russia probe, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Meanwhile, the LA Times reports that House Republicans are pushing for a resolution that would set a July 6 deadline for the Justice Department to turn over confidential records on the FBI’s use of secret surveillance during the campaign.