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4 Men Impersonating FBI Agents Robbed Home in Washington D.C.

By Steve Neavling

Four armed men impersonating FBI agents robbed a home in Washington, D.C., and assaulted the residents Wednesday morning. 

Authorities said the four suspects, dressed in tactical gear, forced their way into the home using a crowbar near Capitol Hill and stole a safe, an Audi, and a Rolex, among other items, The Washington Post reports.

After entering the house, the men “stated that they were the FBI,” a police report said. 

Two of the occupants fled the home and called police. 

As of Thursday, authorities were still searching for the four suspects. 

The robbery comes several days after five men were charged with shooting and robbing a man while wearing FBI jackets during a home invasion in New Jersey.

Family of Man Killed by Off-Duty FBI Agent Calls for Prosecution

By Steve Neavling

The family of a man shot last week by an off-duty FBI agent at a Metro Center subway station is calling for the prosecution of the agent.

The agent allegedly shot Troy “TJ” Bullock during a fight at about 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 7, just blocks from the White House. 

At a news conference, an attorney representing the family said police have not contacted them since they were notified of the fatal shooting, and they have not seen his body. 

“One of the most disheartening parts of this for the parents … is the unanswered questions,” Jade Mathis, the family’s attorney, said, The Washington Post reports. “What exactly happened, step-by-step, on December the seventh at6:21 p.m., that caused their life to change forever?”

Surveillance video shows the agent confronting Bullock after he approached a person holding a bag next to a pillar. 

The pair then got into a fight, and the agent fell about eight feet off a subway platform. As they continued to fight, the agent fatally shot Bullock, police said. Several shots were fired. 

The FBI agent, who has not been identified, received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. 

The agent “appears to be the victim,” Ashan M. Benedict, the executive assistant chief of police at the Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference last week. 

Police are asking the public for additional footage of the incident. 

Off-Duty FBI Agent Fatally Shot Man at Subway Station in Washington, D.C.

By Steve Neavling

An off-duty FBI agent shot and killed a person following an altercation at a busy subway station in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday evening. 

The shooting occurred at about 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Center station, just blocks from the White House, The New York Times reports.

The agent “appears to be the victim,” Ashan M. Benedict, the executive assistant chief of police at the Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference. 

According to police, the pair got into a fight and fell about eight feet off a subway platform. As they continued to fight, the agent fatally shot the other person. Several shots were fired. 

The FBI agent received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. 

The agent’s gun was the only firearm found at the scene. 

The identities of both individuals were not released, but the agent is a veteran of the bureau and is assigned to FBI headquarters. 

The shooting comes less than a week after another FBI agent was found not guilty after shooting a passenger aboard a moving Metro subway train near Washington, D.C.

Eduardo Valdivia, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, was acquitted by a jury that found he was justified when he shot a panhandler who had confronted him aboard the train.

Prosecutors Won’t Charge 2 Secret Service Officers Who Fatally Shot Man outside Ambassador’s Residence

By Steve Neavling

Two Secret Service officers who fatally shot a Maryland man outside the residence of Peru’s ambassador to the U.S. won’t be charged, federal prosecutors decided. 

The U.S. attorney’s office said there was “insufficient evidence” to prove that officers used excessive force when they shot 19-year-old Gordon Casey, The Washington Post reports.

Authorities said Casey was wielding a metal pole shortly after 8 a.m on April 20 when he tried to enter the home of the Peruvian ambassador. Staffers at the residence tried and failed to stop Casey because he had a metal pole, prosecutors said. 

Arriving officers repeatedly ordered Casey to drop the pole but he refused, according to prosecutors. One officer used a stun gun, but that didn’t stop Casey, who then approached the officers while swinging the pole. 

The two officers shot Casey twice. 

After an exhaustive investigation, prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to prove the offers used excessive force. 

FBI Finally Moves Forward with Building New Headquarters in Suburbs

FBI headquarters, via FBI

By Steve Neavling

The long-delayed construction of a new FBI headquarters may be back on track after the bureau and GSA announced the site selection process. 

Congress instructed the GSA to pick a site “as expeditiously as possible” from among three previously identified cities: Greenbelt, Md.; Landover, Md.; and Springfield, Va.

“GSA and the FBI are continuing to move forward to accomplish the key milestones outlined by Congress for the FBI headquarters campus,”Nina Albert, GSA commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, said in a statement. “We look forward to undertaking a fair and transparent process to select a site that will best serve the FBI for generations to come.”

The FBI has been searching for a new headquarters for years, but funding problems and the Trump administration delayed the project. 

In February 2018, former President Trump scrapped the plan to build the headquarters in the suburbs in favor of rebuilding at the current site, not far from his hotel.

The current headquarters is cramped and outdated, critics say. 

Off-Duty FBI Officer Came Under Fire After Car Crash, Fired Back, Police Say

By Steve Neavling

An off-duty FBI police officer was driving on D.C. Route 295 when he exchanged gunfire with the occupant of another car following a two-vehicle collision. 

The collision occurred on Saturday afternoon in Northeast Washington D.C., where the officer’s Hyundai Elantra collided with another car, The Washington Post reports.

The FBI officer said he pursued the other vehicle when the driver refused to stop. That’s when he said an occupant with a handgun shot at him several times. 

After the occupant fired again, the officer said he returned fire. 

The FBI officer, who has not been identified, was not injured. 

The shooting remains under investigation, and as of Wednesday, the occupants of the other car have not been identified. 

Armed Robbery Occurs Just Outside FBI’s Headquarters in Washington D.C.

The FBI’s current headquarters in Washington D.C.

By Steve Neavling

A brazen armed robbery occurred just outside FBI’s headquarters at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on Tuesday evening. 

Police responded to a report of a robbery involving a gun at the intersection at about 6:45 p.m., The Washington Post reports.

Details of the robbery weren’t immediately clear, but no injuries were reported. 

It’s unusual for a robbery to occur so close to the J. Edgar Hoover Building. 

But without visible signage on the block-long building, it’s possible the robber had no idea that he or she was committing such a brazen crime just steps from the doors of FBI headquarters. 

FBI Wants to Keep Headquarters in D.C., But Biden Administration Has Different Plans

The FBI’s current headquarters in Washington D.C.

By Steve Neavling

As the Biden administration and Congress work on plans to move the FBI headquarters to the suburbs, the bureau wants to stay in Washington D.C. because of its proximity to the Justice Department. 

“The FBI Agents Association supports what’s best for the FBI mission, and we believe what is best for the mission is for FBI headquarters to remain in Washington, D.C., in close proximity to the Department of Justice and our DOJ counterparts,” Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, told the Washington Examiner in a statement.

Although the headquarters is cramped and deteriorating, the FBI said the current building is a better option. 

“The FBI can more effectively serve the American people from a headquarters located downtown,” the FBI said in a statement. “But our mission would be enhanced by a consolidated suburban cyber and technology campus within the national capitol region to serve as a command center for cyber operations, consolidate the FBI’s existing cyber and technology footprint, and accommodate future growth.”

In its 2023 budget request, the Biden administration revived long-stalled plans to build a new headquarters in suburban Maryland or Virginia.

“The J. Edgar Hoover building can no longer support the longterm mission of the FBI,” the Biden administration wrote in its budget proposal. “The Administration has begun a multi-year process of constructing a modern, secure suburban facility from which the FBI can continue its mission to protect the American people.”