Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Police’

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 [...]

Jamal Coates’ Heavily Guarded Funeral

D.C. cops looked pretty intimidating at the funeral of Jamal Coates this afternoon. Out in force, they glared  as crowds of mourners hung out around the King Emmanuel Baptist Church in Adams Morgan, and the nearby Ontario Coin Laundromat. Just last week, the gang violence that left Coates shot dead erupted [...]

Police Provide U Street Shooting Narrative

This afternoon, the Metropolitan Police Department provided their first written narrative of events concerning yesterday's drive-by shooting along U Street that left 21-year-old Jamal Coates dead. Last night, police arrested Brandon Miller for Coates' murder. Miller was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court this afternoon. The police narrative was filed with the court post- at the [...]

A Vote For Fenty May Mean A Vote For Peter Nickles: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Closing Arguments In Wone Case," "World Cup Roundup," "Photos: Terry Huff"
Morning All. You better enjoy Metro today and Saturday. Those big fare increases are set [...]

Cocaine Blues: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"World Cup Roundup," "Another O.J. Simpson Expert to Appear At Wone Trial," "District Unemployment Rate Drops," "Kojo: 'What's With The Hatred of [...]

Cold Case Or Cold Shoulder? Family Wants Answers About Trinidad Police Shooting

The District neighborhood of Trinidad had so many murders in 2008 that D.C. police decided to set up checkpoints along its perimeter–roadblocks the U.S. Court of Appeals later deemed unconstitutional.
Yet, as Johnny Barnes of the American Civil Liberties Union points out, "the only homicide in Trinidad last year was at the hands of the police."
It's a year and one day [...]

Jaffe Tried To Kill Police Complaints Office With Errors

During the recent debate over the budget cuts to city services, Examiner columnist Harry Jaffe replaced his pen with an ax, proposing to eliminate the Office of Police Complaints.  That's right. Cut the whole damn office out of existence. Jaffe wrote:
"At a time when the District government is $500 million in the hole, allow me [...]

Going To The Mat Over Taxes: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Is There Still Room For Seniors At The New 15th and U?," "Peaceoholics Took Betts Suspects On Retreat," "Disc Jockeys Irk Desk [...]

Pershing Park Case: D.C. Police Captain Testifies Ramsey Gave Arrest Order

In a recent public filing, plaintiffs lawyers in the last remaining Pershing Park case provide additional evidence showing that then-Chief Charles Ramsey issued the order to mass arrest the 400 individuals on Sept. 27, 2002. All those arrests were promptly thrown out by city lawyers. More than seven years later, the arrests remain a huge [...]

DOC Finally Responds To Mendo On Jail Assault Issue

On Feb. 22, City Desk reported that there had been six inmate-on-inmate stabbings at the D.C. Jail since November. We followed up to report that the Department of Corrections refused to offer their own statistics on the subject.
But the DOC still had to comply with At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson's request for data leading up to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Firing Offenses

In the past few weeks, City Desk readers have pissed and moaned about accountability in District government affairs whether it's Marion Barry's 62nd fall from grace, the D.C. Council's investigation into Fenty crony contracts, or Pershing Park. From commenter "Sparkle":
"Vincent Gray and the constituents of ward 8 enabled Barry for decades. I doubt anything has [...]

Police Make Arrest In Woodland Murder Case

The D.C. Police Department have announced that detectives have made an arrest in the Calvin Woodland murder case. A press conference has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at police headquarters' third-floor line-up room. The 18-year-old was shot and killed in a parking lot on the 800 block of  Barnaby Street SE in late January. He [...]

D.C. Court Rules Against Cops In Discrimination Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against six African-American D.C. police officers in their discrimination suit. Their lawsuit alleged that then-Lt. Robert Atcheson had used derogatory language towards them and had singled them out for abuse, denying them overtime and promotions. Legal Times reports:
"Senior Judge A. Raymond Randolph, writing for the [...]