A man charged in a weekend shooting near a Caribbean Festival in Northwest was trailing members of a rival gang when he opened fire on them and instead killed an innocent bystander, according to police charging documents.
Believe it or not, actress Hilary Duff and Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan have something in common: Both enjoyed a D.C. police escort before bad-boy celebrity Charlie Sheen highlighted the muddled policy issue in April, according to a ranking Metropolitan police officer.
The 2010 killing of 16-year-old Brishell Jones and two other youths in the so-called "South Capitol Street Massacre" were the result of "gross negligence, racial discrimination and indifference" by D.C. government officials and agencies, according to a lawsuit filed recently in D.C. Superior Court.
Several Metropolitan Police Department officers have received suspensions on a vote by a three-member police disciplinary panel, known as a trial board, only to be fired by a civilian police official who reports to a uniformed assistant police chief, who answers directly to Chief Cathy L. Lanier.
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Police officials on Thursday stressed the need for an increase in the number of officers hired in order to offset attrition expected to take its toll on the ranks of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Citing a rise in police response times in busy districts and a boom of economic growth leading to new crime patterns in the District, the Metropolitan Police Department is redrawing its police district boundaries.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey was taken aback last week by news reports and radio interviews in which Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier claimed he had been too severe in his punishment of officers during his time as Metropolitan Police chief from 1998 through 2006.