Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Police’

MPD Seeks Companies That Could Redact Body-Worn Camera Footage

MPD needs to determine if a contractor could redact footage efficiently and in compliance with privacy laws.

D.C. Police Fatally Shoot Man Carrying BB Gun [UPDATE]

The shooting occurred early Monday morning on the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE.

Officials: ‘No Imminent Threat’ to D.C. After Paris Attacks

"Out of an abundance of caution, the District has deployed additional law enforcement resources to French-owned sites and other high-profile locations."

Jason Goolsby: “I Want Justice”

“I just don’t want it to happen again."

#JusticeForJason Rally Draws Dozens After Police Detain Black Teens on Capitol Hill

“He was one of the sweetest boys that I’ve had the honor of teaching. He wouldn’t hurt anybody."

District Line Daily: Call and Response

After pressure from advocates and a new law, D.C. police have improved their response to sexual assault.

Protect and Preserve: How MPD Kept the Peace Among Its Own After a Racially Charged Shooting

If not for an extraordinary response by a handful of people, the tragedy might have been remembered as the spark that lit a racial conflagration within MPD.

D.C. Homicides and Sexual Assaults Up in 2013, Robberies Down

In 2013, D.C. saw a slight increase in the number of homicides citywide, even excluding the 12 people who died in the September Navy Yard shooting. The city had 104 homicide victims including those who died at Navy Yard—a bump from the 88 homicides the city saw in 2012, according to Metropolitan Police Department's 2013 annual police report, which it released [...]

District Line Daily: Hooked By Police

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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The D.C. Police Department is using high-risk sting operations in which undercover police officers lure [...]

MPD Identifies Man in Relisha Rudd Case Video, Finds No Answers

The Metropolitan Police Department has come up dry once again in its search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, who was last seen March 1.
On Friday, MPD released a video asking for the public's help in identifying a man in the footage in connection with the missing girl's case. Officials announced today that they interviewed the man, [...]

District Line Daily: Policing the Police

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Police Chief Cathy Lanier was forced to defend the professionalism of her department after two of [...]

Police Search Cop’s Apartment for Evidence of Pimping and Prostitution

The Metropolitan Police Department found a missing teenager Wednesday inside the home of a D.C. police officer, where according to an affidavit sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography had occured. The affidavit was submitted on Wednesday to obtain a warrant to search the officer's entire Southeast apartment, including his computer hard drive, cellphone, and [...]

MPD’s Twitter Feed Is Awesomely Artistic

Yes, the Metropolitan Police Department Twitter feed is useful for things like news and crime alerts. But it's also an exemplary showcase of the possibilities of integrating social media with what appears to be old-school Microsoft Paint. The results can only be described as avant-garde.
Take this tweeted pictured from today, for instance, informing followers that [...]

More Security in Rock Creek Park as Police Investigate Homicide

There will be extra U.S. Park Police patrolling Rock Creek Park tonight as police investigate the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found at Beach Drive and Joyce Road NW over the holiday weekend.
Police said at a press conference this afternoon, however, that they believe the area is safe to the public.
At this [...]

Enter Soberman: Superhero to Roam Bars, Stop Drunk Driving

Imagine you're at, oh, Public Bar in Dupont late one Saturday night, drinking a Bud, dancing with whoever. All of a sudden an artificially buff man dressed in a red spandex superhero costume (with underwear on the outside, 'natch) loudly introduces himself as Soberman. He wants to know: Do you know how you'll get home?
Soon, [...]

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