We’ve all seen how the criminal justice system is portrayed on TV. From NCIS and Law & Order to White Collar and Cops, we’re led to believe that we know how the system works. But how much do we really know about what goes on?
Author Robert Cromwell has actually been there, behind the lines, searching for truth and justice–and finding that they are not always easily connected.
Fugitive Man: Hunting Violent Criminals for the FBI and Searching for Justice for the Innocent Convict details his own story–his work as a New Jersey police officer and NCIS agent, and his twenty-two-year FBI career–looking at some of his more interesting cases along the way and giving us the chance to see inside the day-to-day workings of an agent’s life. As we read Cromwell’s story, we also come to understand why, despite the incredible good it does, the criminal justice system is not always just.
Robert Cromwell retired as an FBI Special Agent in Charge following a distinguished twenty-two-year career. More than half his FBI career involved investigations within the FBI’s Violent Crime Program and he was recognized by the FBI Director as one of the FBI’s most successful fugitive hunters. Prior to joining the FBI, Cromwell served as a New Jersey police officer and a Special Agent with NCIS, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Following retirement, Cromwell became part owner of the Police Community Net, an online learning center for law enforcement, featuring nationally recognized subject matter experts providing online courses in law enforcement subjects. He also serves on the Board of the Innocence Project of Florida, working to exonerate innocent people wrongfully sent to prison, and is currently Board Chairman.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s most wanted arms trafficker, an alleged weapons supplier for Rio de Janeiro’s biggest criminal gang the Red Command (CV), was captured in southern Paraguay on Wednesday, Rio authorities said, as they battle growing crime in the city.
Marcelo Pinheiro Veiga, known as Marcelo Piloto, was arrested in the town of Encarnación after hiding out for years in Paraguay, which neighbors Brazil. From there he sent arms, drugs and ammunition to favelas dominated by Rio’s largest gang, Rio state authorities said in a statement on Wednesday.
A police source who declined to be named confirmed that the gang was the CV.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration participated in the arrest of Veiga, who is wanted for murder, trafficking, and criminal association, the statement said.
Rio’s authorities are seeking to combat rising crime in the seaside tourist destination. Earlier this month, they arrested Rogerio
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SAO PAULO – Police say one of Brazil’s most wanted drug and arms traffickers has been arrested in neighboring Paraguay.
Rio de Janeiro’s State Security Department says in a statement that Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga was arrested Wednesday in the Paraguayan city of Encarnacion.
The statement says that the man also known as Marcelo Piloto had been living for years in the city from which he coordinated the shipment of drugs, arms, ammunition and explosives to organized crime groups in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.
He is also accused of murder and robbery.
His arrest comes one week after police captured drug boss Rogerio Avelino da Silva, who oversaw drug trafficking operations in the Rio slum of Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest.
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CONCORD — A man with ties to the Portsmouth and Rochester areas, who is wanted for failure to appear on charges of distribution of heroin/fentanyl, is this week’s New Hampshire Fugitive of the Week, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals District Office in Concord.
Michael Harold Francis, 28, is wanted on a warrant issued Dec. 1 out of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Marshals said.
The District of New Hampshire — New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is actively seeking Francis on the warrant.
Francis is described as a white man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds with blone hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his back and chest, left and right arms and legs and a disc on his back and abdomen. He has a scar on his left finger, according to the Marshals.
If you know of the
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Springfield, Mo (12/12/17) – The Crime Stopper Fugitive of the week is Dashawn Austin. Austin is wanted for Felony 1st Degree Robbery out of Greene County. He is a Black male, 5’11”, 180 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to be violent and carry a firearm. It is believed Austin is still in the Springfield area.
Please contact Crime Stoppers with any information about Austin’s whereabouts. 417-869-TIPS or www.p3tips.com.
(Edited Media Release)
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