Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Police Department’

Bomb Scare at Thomas Circle [UPDATED]

A tipster tells City Desk a building at 1 Thomas Circle has been evacuated on account of a bomb scare. No word from MPD yet. Updates as available.
Update: Cops say an Explosive Ordinance Disposal crew is on the scene because of a report of a suspicious package. There are "no results yet."
Update, 12:51 p.m.: Building [...]

‘Politics At Its Worst’: Loose Lips Daily

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Peter Nickles: I Will Not Call You Back," "Video: Is Cleveland Park Dead?" and "The Pershing Park Case: Did A District Official Commit Perjury?"
Morning all. [...]

The Pershing Park Case: Did A District Official Commit Perjury?

Last week, news broke out of U.S. District Court regarding the troubling Office of the Attorney General's handling of a Pershing Park civil suit. The judge in that case called on the D.C. Council to open an investigation into alleged OAG wrongdoing and ordered AG Peter Nickles to submit a sworn statement explaining why potential [...]

Case Dismissed: The Latest AHOD Stats Are Here!

The D.C. Police Department has heralded its latest All Hands On Deck weekend with a press release. This AHOD took place between the early morning hours of July 10 to the early morning hours of July 12. The all gambit produced 519 arrests and one closed homicide case.
As all AHOD scholars know the bulk number [...]

WCP Reports: Barry Doesn’t Like Being Stalked

This weekend, Marion Barry engaged in some rather questionable behavior. The councilmember allegedly snuck into his ex-girlfriend's house and later found and/or followed her in his car and was arrested on stalking charges. He had also allegedly locked her out of his hotel room in Denver during the Democratic Convention and canceled her return flight [...]

All Hands On Deck: D.C. Police Arrest Numbers Are In

The third D.C. Police All Hands on Deck effort recently took place at the end of June. The D.C. Police have not released any numbers on overall arrests. But they did put out a handy press release promoting the program which puts all available D.C. cops on patrol. Chief Lanier (pictured) loves AHOD.
The latest AHOD [...]

Jim Graham Talks About Young Staffer Turned Alleged Columbia Heights Shooter

Yesterday evening, WJLA broke the story that the alleged Columbia Heights shooter was an intern working in Councilmember Jim Graham's office. Graham had driven the suspect, Devyn Black, 19, to the Third District police station. Black turned himself in without incident.
At some point on Friday, Graham had heard from media sources that Black had been [...]

Paul Strauss Wants To Move Past Drunk Driving Arrest

At the end of May, Shadow Senator Paul Strauss suddenly decided to plead guilty to charges stemming from his drunk driving arrest. It was an interesting move considering that he had long fought the charges, even delaying his proceedings in D.C. Superior Court so he could hunt down an expert witness. The incident had proven [...]

One Veteran Cop on the Crime Bill Grandstanding

Today, the various crime bills are being debated as I write this item. You can read the complete and competing bills here. The Post has gathered up the pro and con surrounding the controversial proposal to take gangs or gang members to civil court. The Post writes:
The provision — drafted by the administration of Mayor [...]

The Breakdown From The Lastest AHOD: 85 Cases Tossed

Today, the D.C. Police Department announced the latest results of its All Hands On Deck effort which lasted from 6 a.m. on June 5 to 6 a.m. on June 7. For those unfamiliar with AHOD, the program just means that for a given weekend all available sworn officers are put on patrol. It's also one [...]

Police Shooting of Trey Joyner Produces Divergent Stories

Yesterday, U.S. Park Police–as part of a task force–found themselves in the middle of a very strange fatal shooting. Within 24 hours, police and news accounts have begun to differ on how U.S. Park Police officers ended up firing on Trey Joyner. And now the Partnership for Civil Justice has filed a FOIA seeking answers.
The [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 7: The Concerned Witness

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 5: Crowd Control

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

Inmate Escapes From New Beginnings Youth Facility

A day after local poo-bahs at DYRS opened its New Beginnings Youth Center, a New Beginnings inmate escaped.
With much fanfare, the facility replaced the infamous Oak Hill juvenile detention facility. Officials had trumpeted its very un-jail like citing; local media had repeatedly compared it to a college campus. "This is the anti-prison," Vincent N. Schiraldi, [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 3: Were The Officers Punished By The Department?

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

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