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Latest Metropolitan Police Items
The District is quietly preparing for a law to take effect Thursday that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, with the Metropolitan Police Department issuing a special order to officers advising them of new protocols.
It was a violent weekend in the District, with two people killed and a nightclub shuttered amid a slew of shootings and stabbings that happened as officers flooded the streets to beef up patrols.
The D.C. police union has unveiled an online crime map on their website, meant to provide users with a new resource to monitor crime in city neighborhoods.
The Metropolitan Police Department will go forward this summer with Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's hotly contested crime-reduction initiative, All Hands On Deck.
On Friday afternoon, I accompanied Mr. Witaschek and his wife, Bonnie, to Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to abide by the terms of his sentence, which meant registering within 48 hours.
D.C. police officers are not giving the proper information to people who ask about filing complaints against officers, the American Civil Liberties Union concluded after performing spot checks at city police stations.
A man was fatally shot early Sunday in Northeast D.C.
The District's top attorney says the city's police chief is not required to discipline officers found guilty of misconduct by the Office of Police Complaints — a major blow to the civilian board charged with investigating public accusations of wrongdoing.
Emily Miller's column, "Gun reregistration begins in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation" (Commentary, Jan. 1), contained numerous factual errors about the firearms-registration process and faulty conclusions about the District's crime rates.