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In 2009, 83 officers from the DOJ were assaulted, and of these officers, 35 were injured. The following provides information by agency within the DOJ:
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:
35 officers were assaulted, 1 of whom was injured.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation:
20 officers were assaulted; 6 were injured.
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration:
No officers were assaulted in 2009.
- U.S. Marshals Service:
28 officers were assaulted, 2 were injured with firearms, and 26 were injured with other types of dangerous weapons.
Type of activity
Officers from the DOJ were performing the following activities at the time they were attacked:
- 60 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
- 10 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
- 5 officers were on court duty.
- 4 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
- 3 officers were on patrol or guard duty.
- 1 officer was assigned to other duties.
Weapons that were used in the attacks against the DOJ officers include the following:
- 35 of the DOJ officers were attacked with firearms.
- 14 of the DOJ officers were attacked with vehicles.
- 7 officers were attacked with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
- 2 officers were attacked with knives or other cutting instruments.
- 1 officer was attacked with a blunt instrument.
- 24 officers were attacked with other types of dangerous weapons.
In the attacks on the DOJ officers, law enforcement authorities identified 55 suspects. Disposition information was available for 12 of these suspects at the time of this report:
- 4 suspects were awaiting trial.
- 4 suspects were found guilty.
- 2 suspects were deceased.
- 1 suspect was found not guilty or their case was dismissed.
- 1 suspect was awaiting prosecutive opinion.
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