The Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the handling of the criminal case of Roger Stone, former political adviser to President Donald Trump. The probe by the department’s inspector general will reportedly look into Attorney General William Barr’s February decision to override a sentencing recommendation for Stone made by rank-and-file prosecutors. The prosecutors recommended a sentence of seven to nine years in prison for Stone, but the department later filed another recommendation asking for a lighter sentence. The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General would not “confirm or deny the existence of any ongoing investigation” to The Epoch Times. Meanwhile, DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told media outlets that they “welcome the review.” She did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment. The revelation…
An officer was inside the patrol car but wasn’t injured, officials said in a statement.
Police said the shooting occurred at around 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of North Broad Street.
“Upon preliminary investigation it was determined that the marked police vehicle that was traveling in the area was shot three times. The officer did not sustain any injuries,” authorities said.
On Tuesday night, after the incident, there was a large police presence in the area as officers attempted to obtain evidence, according to the department.
Other details about the incident were not provided.
It comes hours after a federal officer was shot near a courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona, and several days after two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were shot in the head in an ambush attack. Suspects are being sought in those cases.
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WASHINGTON—Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, court documents show. The German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit disclosed on Aug. 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims tied to 250,000 U.S. diesel cars and vans after the automaker used software to evade emissions rules. Daimler said in August expected costs of settlements with U.S. authorities would total $1.5 billion, settling with owners will cost another $700 million and also disclosed “further expenses of a mid three-digit-million EUR (euro) amount to fulfill requirements of the settlements. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen said the settlements, which follow a nearly five-year investigation, will “serve to deter any others who may…