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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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D.C. police on deck, but robberies increase

D.C. police officers patrolled city streets in force over the weekend as part of Chief Cathy L. Lanier's signature All Hands on Deck crime-fighting initiative, but the increased police presence appeared to do little to prevent an unusually high number of robberies. Published October 22, 2012

D.C. police Capt. Robin Hoey, seen here in late 2006 when he was 6th District commander prior to a demotion, will now helm the realigned 7th District. (The Washington Times)

Demoted D.C. cop back on top

A D.C. police commander who sued the department and lost after he was demoted in the early days of Chief Cathy L. Lanier's administration has again been promoted to lead one of the city's police districts. Published October 21, 2012

Officer Kevin Bowden

Police: SUV driver caused accident that killed P.G. officer

A crash that killed an off-duty Prince George's County police officer was caused when the driver of an SUV swerved across several lanes of traffic, striking the officer's cruiser and causing him to hit a utility pole, police officials said Friday. Published October 19, 2012

The funeral for Prince George's County police officer Adrian Morris begins at Woodstream Church in Mitchellville, MD, on August 28, 2012. Morris died in the line of duty on August 20, 2012. (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

P.G. officer killed in car crash

An off-duty Prince George’s County police officer died Thursday after his cruiser collided with another vehicle and hit a utility pole, marking the second time in two months that a county police officer has been killed in a car crash. Published October 18, 2012

Defense: UMd. student beaten by P.G. police provoked attack

An unarmed college student beaten by police after a University of Maryland basketball team victory in 2010 was an aggressive agitator who police thought could pose a threat to their safety, said an attorney for one of two officers now facing criminal charges in connection with the beating. Published October 15, 2012

Trial set for two cops in UMd. beating

The streets of College Park were awash in celebratory chaos on March 3, 2010 the night the University of Maryland men's basketball team triumphed over rival Duke when police began arresting students they accused of attacking officers and inciting mayhem. Published October 14, 2012

Suspects used BB gun, bat in Eastern Market assault, cops say

A Capitol Hill man who suffered traumatic brain injuries when he was beaten during a robbery this summer was struck with a bat and a BB gun, a Metropolitan Police Department detective said Friday at a preliminary hearing for two men charged in connection with the crime. Published October 12, 2012

A security guard was shot at the Family Research Council building in Washington on Aug. 15, 2012. Floyd Lee Corkins told authorities that he wanted to kill as many employees as possible after finding the group on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map."(The Washington Times/File)

Missing card in cellphone leads to suit against police

A civil lawsuit that claims two Metropolitan Police Department officers illegally seized a man's camera phone this summer has prompted a criminal investigation of one of the officers by the U.S. attorney's office, according to recent court filings. Published October 11, 2012

Howard L. Brooks, a former campaign aide for Mayor Vincent C. Gray, leaves U.S. District Court after being sentenced Wednesday to 24 months of probation for lying to federal agents about money he gave to a Gray challenger to stay in the 2010 primary race and bash the sitting mayor, Adrian M. Fenty. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

D.C. Mayor Gray’s campaign aide gets probation

A former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 24 months of probation for lying to investigators looking into payments made from the 2010 campaign to a minor mayoral candidate. Published October 10, 2012

Marcus Levi Brown. Photo from Prince George's County police department.

DNA IDs suspect in 2005 murder

A DNA match made this year on items recovered at the scene of a 2005 homicide in Brentwood has led Prince George’s County police to file murder charged officials said Wednesday. Published October 10, 2012

Former D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation over the summer, arrives for a hearing at the D.C. federal courthouse after failing to make three weekly phone calls with court officials, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 9, 2012. A federal judge placed a curfew on Brown and ordered him to make weekly visits with court officials as punishment. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Judge gives Kwame Brown stricter release conditions

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will have to adhere to a curfew and check in with federal court officials in person after failing to make three weekly required phone calls to the court — one of the conditions of his release prior to his sentencing for felony bank fraud next month. Published October 9, 2012

D.C. police officer says PG police beat him

A D.C. police officer filed a $3 million civil lawsuit Wednesday against two Prince George's County police officers, saying the officers beat him with a baton and struck him in the face while he was handcuffed during a confrontation outside a Fairmount Heights restaurant and strip club. Published October 3, 2012