This program supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies in their outreach to and education for the public about hate crimes; supports victims, agency staff, and partners who have been impacted by these crimes; and provides support to reimburse extraordinary expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Chicago
On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Special Agent William Sentner of the Miami, FL, Field Office, Investigations Division, Office of Inspector General (OIG) was working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an investigation involving corrupt prison guards in a federal prison facility in Tallahassee, Florida. As a result of the investigation, six prison guards were indicted for sexually abusing female inmates, smuggling contraband into the institution, and threatening the inmates with retaliation if they exposed the criminal acts.
Special Agents Brocklyn Bahe, Christian Galeski, Matthew Nagle, Joseph Montoya, and Rodney Draper (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alabama)
Special Agents Bahe, Galeski, Nagle, Montoya, and Draper are all recognized for their courageous rescue of an abducted 5-year-old child. The child was taken from a school bus on January 29, 2013, by a man who had shot and killed the bus driver after he refused to hand over two children as hostages. He held the child for six days in an underground bunker with multiple weapons and improvised explosive devices, making unreasonable and incoherent demands.
FBI Special Agent Tyler Call is honored for his heroic actions, while off duty, to save the life of a hostage.
On July 30, 2014, Special Agent Call and his wife and child, on their way to dinner, had just parked near a gym next door to the restaurant. At the same time, a woman arrived for the workout class she attended every Monday and Wednesday. Her ex-husband, knowing her schedule, was lying in wait in the gym's parking lot, concealing a 40-caliber handgun.
The Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations Program, launched in FY 2020, provides support to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors in their investigation and prosecution of cold case murders associated with civil rights violations.