Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’

District Line Daily: Elephant Walk

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Tomorrow, elephants will walk the streets downtown on their way to the Verizon Center for the Ringling [...]

District Line Daily: Tipping Point

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Uber and the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission are at it again, this time over what the [...]

The Needle: Toothless

Jim Slammed: The D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability said today that evidence suggests Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham broke some rules in his handling of the city's lottery contract. But the board decided not to investigate further because it has no way to punish Graham if it discovered he broke the law.  -4
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Police Head to the Middle East for Sex Crime Defense

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier is no fan of today's Human Rights Watch report, which accuses her department of downplaying sex crime statistics and mistreating victims. (Here are some of the most serious allegations.) Not only is the group discouraging future victims from reporting sex crimes, Lanier says in a new statement, they can't [...]

Human Rights Watch: MPD Officers Blame, Intimidate Sex-Crime Victims

In 2011, Sara Darehshori, a senior counsel at Human Rights Watch, got curious about Washington. How did the Metropolitan Police Department have such an unusually low rate of sexual assaults, and how did it manage to clear an unusually high number of the cases it did have? After more than a year of investigating and more [...]

District Line Daily: Couch Burning

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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Did you set fire to your couch after [...]

The Needle: Fake Kidnapping

Bars Get Extra Hours: 42 bars in the District have received permission to stay open 24 hours going into Columbus Day, and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. Columbus Day morning. +3
Kidnapping Turns Lighthearted: Talk about Stockholm syndrome! A man who was forced into a car by two other men in masks this afternoon was just [...]

Lawsuit Claims Police Took Camera a Day After Lanier’s Camera Rule

Remember when Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier issued a general order back in July reminding officers not to take cameras and phones from people who were filming them? Because of the whole First Amendment thing?
As if to underscore the need for Lanier's order, a day after it was issued an MPD officer allegedly took [...]

The Needle: Cuffing Season

Publicity Shy: So much for Chief Cathy Lanier and her MPD sergeant boyfriend making a run for power-couple status. "He hates being in the press," Lanier tells Washingtonian. -2
Season's Greetings: Redskins tight end Niles Paul loves to tweet about the advent of "cuffing season." What's that, you ask? Paul explains its meaning to the Sports [...]

Alleged Charlie Sheen Escort Whistleblower Out for Tigerblood

Remember the early months of 2011, when Charlie Sheen lost his mind and job and decided he was a target of Vatican assassins? Remember #winning?
Metropolitan Police Department Captain Hilton Burton does. Burton, who gained notoriety last year after blaming MPD brass for organizing an escort for Sheen, was demoted from commander to captain last August. [...]

The Needle: Waffle-Battered

Waffle Kerfuffle: Turns out that Groupon and health regulations might not have been the only thing behind the downfall of Craig Nelsen's Back Alley Waffles—he also wasn't a very good boss, according to former employees who say he skimped on wages. Some of the employees have filed complaints with the Department of Labor to get [...]

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community

Transgender individuals don’t have it easy in the District: The last time the District government studied the population, in 2000, it had a 42 percent unemployment rate, and 47 percent of the community didn't have health insurance.  To make ends meet, many end up in sex work as a last resort, transgender activist Jeri Hughes says—16 [...]

Metropolitan Police Department Admits People Can Film Cops

It's official, everybody: The First Amendment still exists. If you don't believe me, just ask Chief Cathy Lanier, whose Metropolitan Police Department issued a new general order (PDF) last week allowing people in public spaces to record and photograph police. Didn't that general order already come out in, say, 1789? No matter!
The Metropolitan Police Department [...]

District Line Daily: Cupcake ATM

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It's the Monday after a holiday week, but at least the oppressive heat has been [...]

Why MPD Changed Its Rules on Turbans

Last week, we noted that Sikh-Americans can now become Metropolitan Police Department officers without having to take off their turbans.
It’s a big win for the Sikh advocacy group that helped get the new policy off the ground—even though there’s currently only one Sikh-American MPD trainee, and no active Sikh officers—because it makes D.C. the first [...]

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