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.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's involvement in compensation decisions for the 3,500 officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) violates D.C. law and a 2005 mayor's order that reserved such authority for the mayor and his labor relations director, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, whose five-year employment contract expired in April, is negotiating a new pact that could further elevate her $253,000 per year salary, the fourth-highest in the nation.
Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year - including double the number of robberies at gunpoint - residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution.
Walking by dirty neo-hippies in McPherson Square isn't the biggest problem with the Occupy movement. The ongoing protest is making Washington streets less safe.
Police in the D.C. area have recorded an uptick in the number of fatal police-involved shootings this year, as authorities say officers increasingly are coming under attack.
The Metropolitan Police Department is complying with a recent ruling that forces it to pay overtime to officers who worked extra shifts in 2009 as part of Chief Cathy L. Lanier's signature crime-prevention initiative, All Hands on Deck.
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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier suspended scheduling provisions in the department's contract with the police union Thursday, allowing her to cancel leave and redeploy officers as she deems necessary.