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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.
One of Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier's methods of disciplining officers above the rank of captain accused of misconduct — or who have failed to meet her expectations — is to designate them as at-will employees who can be fired or demoted without the due-process rights commonly afforded to police officers.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's signature crime-prevention blitz, known as All Hands on Deck, was delivered a second potential setback since coming under union fire.
D.C. firefighters are being dispatched on late-night patrols to high-crime areas as deterrents and during the day to provide payday protection for residents enrolled in the city's youth-jobs program, raising safety concerns for the "unarmed" firefighters.
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.
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.