Officers from Ala, Ga train on domestic extremism - WKRN News 2

Officers from Ala, Ga train on domestic extremism

Posted: Updated:

OXFORD, Ala. (AP) - About 400 law enforcement officers from northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia are learning how to deal with domestic extremists.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force are providing the training on Thursday in conjunction with police in the east Alabama city of Oxford.

Federal authorities say the session will teach law officers what to do during encounters with domestic extremists. They say that could include members of militia groups or so-called sovereign citizens.

The session will include a study of a 2012 mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, where a white supremacist and U.S. Army veteran killed six worshippers.

U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says law officers have to understand the threats of domestic extremism and be able to protect themselves.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.