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A Human Rights Watch report overstated the Metropolitan Police Department's mishandling of sexual assault cases but has paved the way for legislation that could improve victims' treatment by law enforcement, an independent review concluded.
Some of the 170 sexual assaults that an international human rights organization said the D.C. police department failed to investigate were incidents that occurred outside of the District and as a result were investigated by other law enforcement agencies, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said.
A portion of the 170 sexual assaults that an international human rights organization said in a recent report that the D.C. police department failed to investigate were incidents that occurred outside of the District and as a result were investigated by other law enforcement agencies, according to Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.
An international organization dedicated to exposing human rights abuses across the globe has turned its attention to the nation's capital, accusing the D.C. police department in a blistering report issued Thursday of failing to investigate cases of rape and sexual assault and urging an outside oversight of the department's handling of those cases.
The recent fire in Riverdale that injured several Prince George's County firefighters is being investigated as arson, officials said Wednesday.
Two firefighters seriously injured during a house fire in Prince George's County are awake and recovering, family members speaking publicly Sunday for the first time said about the young volunteers overpowered by a blast of flames.
Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.
It only took a few steps outside Friday to break a sweat as excessive heat warnings were in effect for Baltimore, Washington, and all the way to the beaches of Maryland and Delaware.
When MedStar Health executives received an email from the office of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. seeking a charitable donation in late 2007, officials said they had little reason to question whether Mr. Thomas' charity was real.