Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Police’

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

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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, [...]

Logan Circle Robbery Video Taken Off YouTube

The YouTube clip of a Logan Circle robbery that we've all been gawking at this week has been taken down. The Metropolitan Police Department had posted the security camera footage of two men being robbed while they dined al fresco at Pizzoli's Pizzeria on 12th Street NW on its YouTube channel, racking up more than 24,000 views and [...]

The Needle: Ambulance Shutdown

Broken Down: A D.C. ambulance carrying a man shot by police shut down yesterday, thanks to a device meant to keep the ambulance within environmental standards. -3
Touchdown: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee's thank-you notes to fans who bought gifts from their registry make the best of an awkward situation. +1

The Needle: Bumping Bethesda

Cool Suburb: Bethesda is hoping to lure nightlife out of D.C. Even Lindsay Lohan is welcome, according to Montgomery County County Executive Ike Leggett. +1
Fire Bugged: Five D.C. Fire and EMS employees are on desk duty after joking on Facebook about police, apparently in reference to how long it took for an ambulance to reach [...]

Speeding Daily Caller Writer Laments D.C.’s “Speed-Trap Nazis”

When last we saw the Daily Caller's Mark Judge, he was explaining how having his bike stolen near Catholic University meant he was done with white guilt. "I knew that the odds were very high that a black person had taken my bike," wrote the incensed Judge, who went on to explain the quick racial [...]

New Police Policy: No Cheating on Tests!

In the wake of the Metropolitan Police Department's test cheating scandal, MPD has a new "Integrity Policy." The policy went out via e-mail today to police brass, so they could inform cops under their authority. It appears officers will encounter the policy each time they take an exam. The new rules make explicit that anyone taking [...]