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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announces a drop in the number of homicides in the District of Columbia during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray arrives for a joint press conference with Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

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Some of the firearms confiscated in a yearlong undercover investigation that resulted in the arrests of 70 suspects were put on display at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Monday in the District by Chief Cathy L. Lanier. (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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The All Hands on Deck program initiated by D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier places extra police on the streets during designated weekends. (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** D.C. Council member Jim Graham (left), Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier (center) and interim DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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From left, D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Vincent are seen during a press conference at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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"Contrary to what the FOP asserts, the ruling was not a directive to discontinue All Hands on Deck. The decision is limited to the 2009 AHODs and thus has no impact on any of the other AHODs." - Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier in a statement issued Monday.

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Drew Angerer/The Washington Times D.C. police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said she was “shocked” and “hurt” by complaints from the District's gay community.

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier told a D.C. Council committee on June 23 that police escorts for celebrities could be authorized under rare circumstances. Above: The panel's chairman, Phil Mendelson, said, “The biggest issue here ... has to be the lack of clarity.” (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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

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From left, D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier and interim DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley on Thursday discuss the escape of four D.C. teens from the Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health Center in Summerville, S.C., in front of the John A. Wilson Building in the District. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Washington Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's impartiality has been called into question by Micheaux Bishop, who is appealing her firing from the police force. Ms. Bishop wants the chief to recuse herself. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier (Associated Press)

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Could the city's annual homicide toll fall below 100? D.C. police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says, "Yes, and we're going to do it." (Associated Press)

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D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray introduces his public-safety team, flanked by Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, whom he renamed, and Paul A. Quander Jr., his pick as deputy mayor for public safety. (Associated Press)

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APPOINTMENTS: Kenneth B. Ellerbe, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's choice as the District's next fire chief, answers questions Thursday as Mr. Gray and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier listen. Chief Lanier was reappointed to her post. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray introduces his public-safety team, flanked by Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, whom he renamed, and Paul. A. Quander Jr., his pick as deputy mayor for public safety. (Associated Press)

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APPOINTMENTS: Kenneth B. Ellerbe, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's choice as the District's next fire chief, answers questions Thursday as Mr. Gray and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier listen. (Associated Press)