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ATF Official: Detroit’s Violent Criminals Are a “Throwback”

Daryl McCrary

 
By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

DETROIT — Daryl McCrary is no stranger to the world of violence.

Having spent 21 years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) he’s worked in places like Los Angeles and Baltimore. He’s gone undercover, he’s bought guns on the street and investigated gangs and violent crime.

As acting head of ATF in Detroit since October, McCrary says Detroit is as violent as any city in America, and more violent than many.

He says while he’s seen criminals in other cities modify their activity to try and avoid detection — and ultimately prison — Detroit criminals haven’t really bent much. He calls them “prideful” when it comes to street survival.

“Drive-by shootings. Home invasions. Aggravated assaults. I see a lot of things that I consider to be a throwback” to the old days.

No better example of the dangers in the city was the shootout last week between members of an ATF task force and a murder suspect they were trying to arrest near Linwood and Hooker on the city’s west side. The task force boxed in the suspect’s car. When officers approached, the suspect opened fire. One Detroit police officer on the task force was shot twice in the leg. Another Detroit cop on the task force suffered what was first thought to be gunshot wounds to the head.

But Deadline Detroit reported Sunday night that the officer may have actually been hit in the head by metal fragments, perhaps from a car, that came from a bullet striking the vehicle. The officer remains hospitalized. The suspect, Matthew Joseph, 23, was killed in the shootout.

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DEA Struggles to Intercept Apple’s iMessage Chat Service Because of Secure Encryption

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The DEA cannot eavesdrop on Apples’s iMessage chat service because of secure encryption, Slate.com reports.

That’s good news if you’re concerned about privacy. 

But for law enforcement, the inability to monitor iMessages sent between two Apple devices is problematic.

Wireless technology has challenged law enforcement’s ability to monitor suspicious activity.

The problem became evident in San Jose, Calif., when agents complained of being unable to intercept iMessages “regardless of the cell phone service provider.”

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Ex-U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White Confirmed as Head of SEC

Mary Jo White

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

With little fanfare, the Senate on Monday confirmed former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNN Money reported that White, 65, was confirmed without a roll call vote.

She is currently head of litigation at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. She  was the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.

 

Some Think Jana Monroe Should Be in the Mix for FBI Director

 

Jana Monroe

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

There have been plenty names bandied about to replace FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III later this year including Lisa Monaco, a career federal prosecutor, ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and Jim Comey, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan

But one name some think should be in the mix is Jana Monroe, the former FBI special agent in charge of the Phoenix division, who is now Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity Management at Southern California Edison in the Los Angeles area. She worked in the areas of counterterrorism, national security, corporate fraud, white-collar crime, corruption, and compliance crimes

One FBI agent, who thinks it would be wise to consider her, tells ticklethewire.com:

“It would be refreshing and rejuvenating for the FBI to hire someone with her background and leadership skills and style. She comes from the ranks and she’s been involved in the corporate world long enough to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the corporate world. I think Jana would also be great at working in the criminal intelligence and terrorism violations”

 In 2004 to 2006, she served as the head of the Phoenix office.   She was the first female operational Assistant Director of the FBI, tasked with establishing its Cyber Division shortly after 9/11.

 

Director Appoints Agents to Head Offices in Charlotte, Newark and Phoenix

Aaron Ford

 

John Strong

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Douglas Price

The FBI has announced the appointment of agents to head offices in Charlotte, Newark and Phoenix.

John A. Strong, who was deputy assistant director in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, W. Va., will head up the Charlotte office.

Douglas G. Price, who most recently served as chief of the Employee Development and Selection Program Section in the Human Resources Division at FBI headquarters, will head up the Phoenix Division.

And Aaron T. Ford, who served most recently as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Division heads north to head up the Newark Division.

 

 

“Wearing a Wire” a Term of the Past in the Digital Era?

Undercover FBI agent Joaquin Gracia

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The times have changed.

Wendy Ruderman of New York Times reports that the digital age has made the phrase “wearing a wire” something of the past.

“In the old days, they would say, ‘Let me pat you down for a wire’ and boom, everybody would just open their shirt and say, ‘I’m not wearing a wire,’ ” retired undercover FBI agent Joaquin Garcia told the Times. “Now there is no need to wear a wire. It’s become extinct. It’s all gone digital. But what are you going to say, ‘I’m wearing digital,’ instead of ‘I’m wearing a wire’? It’s just become part of the parlance of law enforcement.”

To read the whole story, click here.

 

A Twist in ATF Task Force Shooting May Make ‘Friendly Fire’ Issue More Complicated

ATF task force members blocked in suspect's car in Detroit.

By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

DETROIT — Investigators are trying to determine if one of two wounded Detroit cops on an ATF task force was injured as a result of friendly fire in a shootout with a murder suspect last week on the city’s west side.

That may not be easy.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation being conducted by Detroit Police and Michigan State Police say the officer suffered injuries to the head from metal-like fragments that may not be from a bullet. Instead, the fragments may have come from something like metal from a car that was struck by a bullet, sources said.

Authorities say that Matthew Joseph, 23, a murder suspect who was on parole for an armed robbery conviction, opened fire on task force members as they tried to arrest him by blocking his car at Linwood and Hooker shortly after 6 p.m. last Tuesday. Officers returned fire and killed him.

Sources say Joseph had a .40-caliber gun, the same caliber Detroit police use. One officer was shot twice in the leg. The officer who suffered head injuries remains in Ford Hospital in serious condition.

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