Posts Tagged ‘Channing Phillips’

Report: D.C. Police Use of Force Practices and Investigations Have ‘Deficiencies’

The D.C. Auditor weighs in on procedures and policies for the Metropolitan Police Department and federal prosecutors.

Dead Parole Violator Not Quite Dead

A Maryland man pleaded guilty yesterday to faking his own death in order to avoid a court date.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, the 36-year-old Forestville man, Benjamin E. Brown, Jr., has been convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding. Brown will face a maximum of 20 years at an August 6 hearing.
Evidently, in November 2007, Brown was [...]

Shooting Allegedly Caught On Crime Camera

After 9 p.m., a man was shot in the leg along the 2200 block of Champlain Street NW* in Adams Morgan. Why is this such a big deal? Because a D.C. Police crime camera allegedly caught all the action. This could be the first time police cameras actually provided useful footage. We have argued that [...]

Wizards’ Crittenton Charged; Pleads Guilty

Wizards Guard Javaris Crittenton has been charged with two gun violations: one felony unlawful possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor attempting to carry a pistol without a license. A hearing on the matter in D.C. Superior Court is scheduled for like five minutes from now. Print out your very own  PDF of the Crittenton [...]

Ex-Club Owner Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion

Today, Abdul Karim Khanu was found guilty in federal court of tax evasion. Khanu, 42, had been a prominent nightclub owner. At one point, he operated DC Live, Platinum, and H2O. Now, he is facing a maximum of 10 year prison term.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:
"Khanu owned and operated two [...]

Breaking: David Kerstetter’s Family To Sue The District

On Nov. 6, 2008, David Kerstetter was shot and killed inside his home by D.C. police officers. Despite the decision of the U.S. attorney's office not to prosecute the officers involved, Kerstetter's family has filed a notice with the District that it plans to sue the city over their son's death. The family's attorney, Douglas [...]

A Partial Breakdown Of All Hands On Deck Arrests

Earlier this week, I asked the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Office of Attorney General for a breakdown of the types of arrests made from this past weekend's All Hands On Deck initiative. The somewhat controversial program basically has the entire D.C. Police Department hitting city streets and, you know, fighting crime. Last weekend produced [...]