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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier addresses recruit class 2012-3 at their graduation ceremony on Oct. 26, 2012 in Washington, telling the new officers that they must remember that although they have great responsibility and authority, they are also still human. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and MPD Chief Cathy Lanier have a private conversation Oct. 26, 2012, during the graduation ceremony for Metropolitan Police Department's recruit class 2012-3. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

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Washington, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier and Prince George's County police chief Mark Magaw deliver new crime statistics for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw deliver new crime statistics for the D.C. metropolitan area to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Department chief Cathy Lanier (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Department chief Cathy Lanier (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Department chief Cathy Lanier (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's new five-year contract includes an indemnification clause that protects her from lawsuits, which the mayor says is "standard" but a police representative calls a "red flag." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's new five-year contract includes an indemnification clause that protects her from lawsuits, which the mayor says is "standard" but a police representative calls a "red flag." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

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MPD Chief Cathy L. Lanier, center, with Assistant Chief Peter Newsham, left, and Commander Melvin Scott, right, speaks about an undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 70 suspects and confiscation of firearms and narcotics with a value of more than $7.1 million at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 19, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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MPD Chief Cathy L. Lanier, center, with Assistant Chief Peter Newsham, left, and Commander Melvin Scott, right, speaks about an undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 70 suspects and confiscation of firearms and narcotics with a value of more than $7.1 million at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 19, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

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Chief Cathy L. Lanier's contract expired in April, and negotiations on a new be affected by a new law capping executive salaries. Her current $253,000 salary is fourth-highest in the nation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chief Cathy L. Lanier's contract expired in April, and negotiations on a new be affected by a new law capping executive salaries. Her current $253,000 salary is fourth-highest in the nation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Paul Quander, the District's deputy mayor for public safety, gave testimony Tuesday to the D.C. Council on Mayor Vincent C. Gray's budget proposal for fiscal year 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)