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The D.C. police department could soon face a severe officer shortage as a wave of officers retires and other young officers leave the force for better paying jobs in the suburbs, an alarming trend for the police chief, who has said her force can't get much smaller. The flood of retirees comes 25 years after a large number of officers joined the force during a hiring spree in the city.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Chris Brown is expected to make an appearance at D.C. Superior Court Tuesday for a possible plea deal in his simple assault case. [Post]
- Ocean City approved a plan to restrict smoking to designated areas on the beach and board walk starting May 1, 2015. [WAMU]
- The D.C. fire department is a lot more functional under the helm of the interim fire chief. [Washington Times]
- Jurors will begin considering the Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell corruption case Tuesday. [WAMU]
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