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Short for Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is an agency of the US federal government that deals principally with internal security and counter-intelligence and that also conducts investigations in federal law enforcement.

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Who investigates the Kidnapped Sheriff?

Assume the mob kidnaps the sheriff of a county of Colorado (18 USC 351 does not apply to the Sheriff, right?) and they never cross the state border. During the kidnapping, the mob's enforcers wound a ...
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Can you get your fingerprints removed from the FBI database?

Can you get your fingerprints removed from the FBI database after a background check? The FBI website says, "NGI will remove the retained civil fingerprints should the submitting agency request ...
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Search of deceased person's residence following fatal incident at work

I am a British writer trying to get law enforcement procedure right in a thriller set in San Diego, CA. (There are numerous plot reasons that prevent me placing this action in e.g. the UK where I am ...
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Are police forces obligated to warn before shooting?

When watching the series Fringe (and any other police series for that matter), the police/FBI usually looses their suspect because he is running away and the police keep yelling "stop or I will shoot"....
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On which jurdical/legal ground can the FBI declare a foreign military officer a " wanted" person?

I think I previously saw on the FBI website that northern corean/ chinese / russian military officers were considered as " wanted" by the FBI. My point is not that the US has no reason to suspect ...
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Why is the FBI rather than state investigators looking into these judges who take bribes?

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-374-28194-6 In personal injury cases in the U.S.A., large amounts of money can be involved and lawyers work for contingent fees. Thus it can be worth a lawyer's ...
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Could the FBI take action against me for owning a pirated game?

I bought a used PS4 game from Amazon Warehouse. Well, the disc is obviously pirated (https://imgur.com/gallery/57eGpAc) and so when I contacted Amazon to report the matter, I was instructed to throw ...
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Can the FBI take custody of a defendant in a state trial if they have information the FBI needs (possibly national security related)?

The premise of the question is based on Law and Order episode America, Inc. The situation is as follows: a person is facing serious state charges (murder), a trial is underway and jeopardy has ...
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Is the FBI acting independently?

Can the FBI indict someone unilaterally? Or do they only recommend their boss, the Attorney General, to take one action or the other? For instance, in 2016, the FBI recommended not to press charges ...
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Why is the FBI raiding the house of a whistleblower over leaked SAT questions?

How did this case trigger FBI involvement? Wouldn't that be a civil matter?
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Why is it not the FBI's policy to electronically record witness interviews? [closed]

What I think is the reason is related to Title 18 of the United States Code, section 1001, which makes it a felony for anyone to make a false statement to the FBI. This, in turn, means that if there's ...
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Will my friend be unable to purchase a gun in the U.S. for hunting after a report by a psychiatrist? [duplicate]

My friend is half-British and half-American. When he was 18, he smoked too much cannabis and went into a psychotic break. He started talking about how voices were commanding him to commit a terrorist ...
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What does being on a terror watchlist entail?

I was watching a YouTube video on on the nightclub shooting in Florida a few years ago and was surprised to learn that the perpetrator was on an FBI watchlist but was allowed to travel outside the ...
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Homicide vs Expanded Homicide

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program has data for Homicide, and then has data for Expanded Homicide. What is the difference between these two? For example... when selecting view by race the ...
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Will a court order be taken out for this? Could the FBI get involved in something like this? [closed]

I had 3 gmail accounts (where I had the same generic random first name and other words and random letters that I was made to put in to get them). None of them contained no personal information of mine....
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Does this constitute reportable suspected criminal activity to FBI or local police authorities?

Suppose the following situation: Let's say while Person A was in another state, Person A's acquaintance (who we'll refer to as Jane Doe) texted him in the very late nighttime (after midnight) that ...
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Are businesses obligated to obey the FBI by law?

See title. I can't explain anything on this, but I have to mention that this question is about businesses within the U.S.