CIA Participation in Local Law Enforcement
Steve
CIA Participation in Local Law Enforcement
Sun Jan 11 16:12:52 2004
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Legislation to Allow CIA Participation in Local Law Enforcement


November 14, 2003

Legislation Would Permit CIA Agents to Operate
Directly Within Local Police Forces
JTTF Enhancement Act of 2003 (HR 3439) (11/4/03)

The JTTF Enhancement Act of 2003 (HR 3439) seeks to
ammend federal law to permit CIA agents to be
"detailed" to any "local law enforcement agency." It
would also permit any state employee and/or any cop to
be detailed to the CIA, with additional pay, upon the
orders of the governor or the head of the PD -- er,
subject to the approval of the CIA director, that is.

HR 3439 was introduced on Nov. 4 and was immediately
referred to the House committees on intelligence and
the judiciary. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Carolyn
Maloney (D-NY) and at this writing it is co-sponsored
only by Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX). Maloney represents
key portions of NY City and currently serves on
various committees related to finance and government
reform. Frost represents a district in Dallas-Forth
Worth, and is the ranking Dem on the House Rules
Committee. He served previously on the House Select
Committee on Homeland Security. He is also cozy with
major defense contractors like Northrop Grumman and
Lockheed Martin.

Under the guise of counter-terrorism, Maloney's bill
would empower the director of the FBI to create and
maintain joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs) in any
"regions and localities of the United States as the
Director considers appropriate." The FBI director
would also be empowered to include "such other law
enforcement agents as the Director considers
appropriate, selected by the Director from among those
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agents ."

But Section 4 of the legislation would make a dramatic
revision to the Central Intelligence Agency Act of
1949, allowing CIA agents to operate directly within
any state or local law enforcement agencies. It would
also permit the CIA to essentially "deputize" local or
state cops as CIA agents answerable directly to the
CIA.

The relevant portion of that section of HR 3439 reads
as follows:

SEC. 4. DETAIL PROGRAM FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL TO THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
AGENCY.
The Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 (50 U.S.C.
403a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the
following new section:

DETAIL OF EMPLOYEES WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

SEC. 23. (a) DETAIL- Notwithstanding any other
provision of law--

(1) upon request of the head of State or local law
enforcement agency, the Director of Central
Intelligence may detail any employee within the
Central Intelligence Agency to that State or local law
enforcement agency on a nonreimbursable basis; and

(2) subject to the approval of the Director of Central
Intelligence, the head of a State or local law
enforcement agency may detail any employee of that
State or local law enforcement agency to the Central
Intelligence Agency on a reimbursable basis.
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