USPS OIG: Review of Postal Inspection Service Criminal and Administrative Processes – Fort Worth Division

Objective The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail. In fiscal year 2018, the Postal Inspection Service had about 1,300…

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Oregon Supreme Court rules police can’t inspect packages

By The Associated Press – October 11, 2016 PORTLAND — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a common practice of police pulling packages from the mail stream to investigate them for drugs is unlawful.On Thursday, the court ruled that Portland police and U.S. postal inspectors don’t have the right to flag packages without a…

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Postal Inspectors help bust drug trafficking ring

The Postal Inspection Service is part of a major prison corruption investigation that led this week to 80 federal indictments in Maryland, the most in the state’s history. The indictments charge correctional officers and inmates, along with outside conspirators who allegedly used PO Boxes to smuggle narcotics, tobacco, cell phones and other illegal items into…

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USPS reminds employees to stay vigilant

The Postal Service is reminding employees to remain vigilant at all times regarding the security of USPS facilities and vehicles. Employees should take extra care when accepting mail at retail counters and when collecting or delivering mail. Report any suspicious mail items to Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement officers. Employees must follow these…

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D.C. post office allegedly doubled as weed distribution center

By Rachel Weiner – August 18, 2016 The acting manager of two D.C. post offices and two of his employees took bribes in exchange for illegally delivering packages of marijuana, according to an indictment filed Thursday in D.C. federal court. Deenvaughn Rowe is charged, along with letter carriers Kendra Brantley and Alicia Norman, with bribery…

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Suspended Pittsburgh postmaster wants charges thrown out

By Paula Reed Ward – March 15, 2016 The suspended Pittsburgh postmaster charged with intimidating his employees has asked a judge to throw out the charges against him, claiming that county prosecutors are trying to prove a federal crime. Daniel Davis, 50, of Canonsburg is charged with obstruction, intimidation of witnesses or victims, criminal coercion…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program — Phase II

Background A mail cover is an investigative tool used to track criminal activity. During fiscal years (FY) 2010 through 2014, the  U. S. Postal Inspection Service approved 118,577 mail covers requested by postal inspectors and 39,966 requested by external law enforcement authorities. Authorized by the chief postal inspector or a designee, a mail cover involves…

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