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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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District Heights officer indicted in shooting of handcuffed man

A District Heights police officer who shot a handcuffed man in the back as he fled from the officer's custody was indicted Thursday on attempted murder in connection with the shooting, Prince George's County prosecutors said. Published November 1, 2012


Ruling on D.C. fire chief called ‘sobering’

An arbitrator's ruling that D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe unlawfully retaliated against the president of the city firefighters union is "sobering" and "not good for the department," D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Wednesday. Published October 31, 2012

An arbitrator ruled Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe retaliated against the president D.C. firefighters union by transferring him to another job and seeking to manufacture a justification for the move. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. arbitrator: Fire chief guilty of retaliation

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe unlawfully retaliated against the president of the city firefighters union by transferring him from his work assignment and seeking to manufacture a justification for the move, an arbitrator has ruled. Published October 30, 2012

A car hydroplanes in standing water northbound on the George Washington Memorial Parkway neat Gravelly Point in Alexandria on Monday as Hurricane Sandy smashes the Atlantic Coast with devastating winds and heavy rain. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Trees downed by hurricane force roads to close

A handful of roads were closed due to high water or downed trees Monday afternoon as Hurricane Sandy moved into the D.C. area, though the storm was expected to wreak far more havoc on the region into Tuesday. Published October 29, 2012

Prince George's County Police Officer Adrian Morris. Photo from Prince George's County police.

Men indicted on charges from chase that killed officer

Two men riding in a stolen car that led a pair of Prince George's County police officers on a fatal car chase on Interstate 95 were indicted Thursday on criminal charges, authorities said. Published October 25, 2012

**FILE** Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat

Video leads Arlington police to investigate Moran campaign

Arlington County police have begun a criminal investigation into "election offense allegations" involving Rep. James P. Moran Jr.'s congressional re-election campaign after video surfaced this week that appeared to depict his son Patrick Moran giving advice on how to commit voter fraud. Published October 25, 2012

Michael Deangelo Briscoe. Photo from Prince George's County police.

Police arrest man in Glenarden homicide

A man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a D.C. woman inside a Glenarden apartment was arrested Thursday in Alexandria, police said. Published October 25, 2012

D.C. police on deck, but robberies increase

D.C. police officers patrolled city streets in force over the weekend as part of Chief Cathy L. Lanier's signature All Hands on Deck crime-fighting initiative, but the increased police presence appeared to do little to prevent an unusually high number of robberies. Published October 22, 2012

D.C. police Capt. Robin Hoey, seen here in late 2006 when he was 6th District commander prior to a demotion, will now helm the realigned 7th District. (The Washington Times)

Demoted D.C. cop back on top

A D.C. police commander who sued the department and lost after he was demoted in the early days of Chief Cathy L. Lanier's administration has again been promoted to lead one of the city's police districts. Published October 21, 2012