Posts Tagged ‘D.C Police Department’

Kal Penn’s Alleged Mugger Arrested (But Not Convicted)

Actor Kal Penn (Kalpen Modi) was mugged the last time he was in the District. Now he's returning—and it turns out his robber was arrested months ago, but is still in judicial limbo.
Penn, who was working for the Obama administration as a staffer until he quit in April to film another Harold and Kumar [...]

Was Chief Cathy Lanier Supposed to Resign Today? Don’t Ask Cop Kris Baumann

D.C. police union chief  Kristopher Baumann has had a tough time getting through dinner of late. Just last Wednesday, members of a news outlet Baumann declines to name called him six times as he tried to scoop his vittles. If it's not reporters coming at him, it's residents: "I tried to [...]

Lanier Willing to Name City Paper

Just moments ago, appearing on the Kojo Nnamdi show, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced that Washington City Paper had gotten something wrong. In an article about the fact that D.C. cops refuse to name potentially warring crews in Petworth, and that Lanier has asked media not to report the [...]

Baumann, Mendelson Squabble Over Alleged ‘Golden Parachutes’ for D.C. Police Brass

At a D.C. Council committee hearing on Friday concerning D.C. retirement legislation some believe would lead to a golden parachute for police brass, police and fire union leaders asked why the bill was necessary in the first place.
"A: It's not good for morale," said Kris Baumann, head of D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police. "B: It [...]

Cathy Lanier Won’t Exactly Go Broke if She’s Fired

It's not unheard of for new mayors to fire the police chief that served the previous administration. So, though she's got an 80 percent approval rating, after this year's general election and transfer of  administration, Metropolitan Police Department boss Cathy Lanier could be out. But don't feel sorry for her yet.
Following her unconventional rise [...]

Judge Issues Gag Order, Says Jurors Can’t Read City Paper

A recent Washington City Paper article examining allegations that the Metropolitan Police Department has been running a protection racket has sparked a judge's gag order in a pending lawsuit. Parties involved with Freeman v. District of Columbia will no longer be able to freely chat with the media.
Freeman's case explores a number of issues, [...]

D.C.’s Troubled Go-Go Scene Continues to Attract the Cops

A fierce Friday night in the District produced two shootings and six victims, two of which have died. The Washington Post reports:
"One victim was a 16-year-old District youth and the other was a 36-year-old Clinton man. The shootings occurred within an hour and 10 minutes, one in the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue in the [...]

Defense Contests Former O.J. Simpson Forensic Expert’s Qualifications in Robert Wone Trial

Former FBI forensic expert Douglas Deedrick–perhaps best known for his testimony about clothing and carpet fibers in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson–took the stand Thursday as a key government witness in the case against three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
But his testimony stalled out [...]

Even Bad Cop Routine Fails to Sway Suspects in Robert Wone Case

Police detective Bryan Kasul testified on Wednesday about investigators' decision to finally stop playing nice with the housemates of 1509 Swann Street NW the night attorney Robert Wone was found dead in an upstairs guest room in 2006.
Video footage of police interrogations shows Kasul kicking into bad cop mode shortly after another detective left the room [...]

Police Video Shows Suspect Price Bristling at Questions About Robert Wone’s Sexuality

Prosecutors continued to play video of alleged murder cover-up suspect Joe Price's police interrogation video on Tuesday morning, up to 118 minutes of the footage and counting.
Price, along with his two housemates and lovers, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward, stand accused of tampering with evidence and deceiving authorities in connection to the August 2006 murder of lawyer Robert [...]

Prosecutors Portray Intern Murder Suspect as Bully

Alonte Suttton, 18, may have died from standing up to a bully.
Charging papers filed today at the arraignment of alleged gunman Omare Ishmael Cotton, aka "Spade," 28, indicate the suspect and victim got into several fights prior to the murder.
A witness cited in the documents points to Cotton as the instigator. The witness says Cotton was angry with Sutton for denying [...]

Final South Capitol Shooter in Custody

Police have apprehended another alleged shooter in the ongoing investigation of the deadly March 30 mass shooting on South Capitol Street.
The Metropolitan Police Department just put out this press release:
"Twenty-one year old Jeffrey D. Best was arrested in Southeast, DC just before 9 am on Monday, April 26, 2010 by members of the Capital Area [...]

Kumar Actor to Armed Mugger: ‘What Do You Need?’

When a stranger appeared out of the dark  and stuck a dark-colored semi-automatic handgun in his face last week, actor-turned-Obama staffer Kal Penn coolly responded, "What do you need?"  To which, the armed mugger replied, "Everything, turn around & get down on the ground."
That's according to the official police report of the incident, obtained by City Desk.
Another [...]

Reported Gunshots, Barricade Situation on Decatur Street

Cops have blocked off the 4800 block of Ninth Street NW and the 800 and 900 block of Decatur Street NW in an effort to deal with a male who reportedly dragged a female into a rowhouse in that area. Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes is on the scene and says via PDA that "Some [...]

Shooting Victims’ Kin Outraged After Cops Arrest Wrong Kid [UPDATED]

An angry Norman Williams stood outside Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Thursday afternoon holding a photo of his late son, Jordan Howe.
About an hour earlier, Williams says, he received a call from the U.S. Attorney's office: "I want to tell you something before you see it in the news," Williams recalls the caller saying, "they're releasing the 14 [...]