Cathy L. Lanier

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    Lanier: 'No place for jokes' about first family's safety

    A D.C. police officer assigned to the White House motorcade is now on desk duty while police and the Secret Service investigate a report that the officer made threatening comments about first lady Michelle Obama.


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

    IN OTHER WORDS: Lanier's close-up — glossy or glossed over?

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's urban crime-fighting tactics became the centerpiece of a glowing article published this month in the national Governing magazine.


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

    FOP slams Lanier benefits package

    On behalf of D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who recently renegotiated a lucrative 5-year employment contract, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has moved to retroactively strike bans against executive bonuses, longevity and severance pay the Council passed unanimously just three months ago, according to the Fraternal Order of Police.


  • D.C. police chief: Not improper to burn documents

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says it's not unusual or improper for the police force to burn documents, even as union officials continue to demand an investigation into how police department records came to be placed in trash bins and set afire.


  • 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)

    Lanier gains lawsuit protection

    The D.C. police chief's new five-year contract explicitly states that she is protected from civil and criminal lawsuits and drops a paragraph about collective bargaining at the center of a lawsuit brought by the Fraternal Order of Police.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lanier's intradepartment relationship conflict

    I am a former law enforcement officer, and it certainly appears that Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has more than a conflict of interest in her relationship with Sgt. James M. Schaefer("D.C. cop's overtime aids Lanier household income," Page 1, Thursday).


  • Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

    D.C. police official linked to failed drug test

    A member of D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's inner circle is under investigation after she reportedly failed a routine drug screen, according to numerous officials with the Metropolitan Police Department.


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

    Lanier signs contract to stay with D.C. police

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has signed a new five-year contract with the District that keeps her current $253,000-a-year salary in place, Mayor Vincent C. Gray confirmed Wednesday.


  • 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)

    D.C. cop's overtime aids Lanier household income

    As Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier renegotiated her $253,000-a-year salary this week as the nation's fourth highest paid police administrator, one argument unavailable to her was that she is hurting for money.


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