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Ryan M. McDermott

Articles by Ryan M. McDermott

An audit of The Metropolitan Police Department finds that police shootings between 2008 and 2015 were in the range of three to eight per year, a significant drop from 2007 when officers fired their weapons 31 times. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police audit: Use-of-force investigations problematic

How D.C. police investigate officers in use-of-force cases remains problematic eight years since federal oversight of police force ended, even though excessive use of force and police shootings have not re-emerged as issues, a new independent report says. Published January 28, 2016

Shoppers leave the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Dallas, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The Bentonville, Ark., company announced Friday the planned closure of 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

D.C. residents say Wal-Mart hurt them, District by reneging

Bewildered and disappointed, residents near the planned Skyland Town Center in Southeast say Wal-Mart slighted them when it reneged on a deal to build a much-needed store where they live after having built three stores in thriving neighborhoods. Published January 18, 2016

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Washington, D.C., police report increase in violent crime

Two weeks into the new year, the District has had fewer homicides compared to the same period last year, but overall violent crime is higher, according to Metropolitan Police Department statistics. Published January 13, 2016

Passengers wait on the platform before boarding a train at the U Street Metro Station in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Police search for suspects in series of Metro attacks

A recent spate of violent attacks on Metro trains has police searching for suspects in four incidents over the last few weeks on the Red, Yellow and Green lines, including at least two involving small gangs of youths. Published January 12, 2016