Posts Tagged ‘diane groomes’

Groomes on Cheating: “I Did What I Did”

Assistant Chief Dianne Groomes was at the center of the allegations that Metropolitan Police Department officers cheated on mandatory exams last year. And now she's got something to say about it: She did it.
Groomes says she tried to help some police brass pass a 50-question test whose deadline was imminent.
That seems to contradict a [...]

MPD Retakes Test Washed Out By Cheating Allegations

The Metropolitan Police Department brass has to take a tough exam all over again, and it's due on Friday. MPD spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump says that's the deadline for the intelligence-led policing test police leaders are required to complete online.
The test was first issued this fall, but has been reformulated and re-administered because [...]

Groomes Declared Innocent!

Cheaters never win. But the Metropolitan Police Department has declared that Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes isn't a cheater, so... she's won!
The police official once accused of cheating on an intelligence-led policing exam that took many cops hours to drudge through will not only remain on the force, she'll keep her previous rank and post. [...]

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 [...]

Was D.C. Cop Exam Hard?

This summer, David Carter came to D.C. to teach some of  the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) brass how to be intelligence operatives. The Michigan State University professor and criminologist put parts of the police department's command staff through two days of intensive training. The cops worked through 14 hours of class. [...]

D.C. Cop Accused of Cheating Had High Standards

One of the city's favorite cops is likely to face discipline. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans sent a letter in support of Assistant Chief Diane Groomes, and many of the cop's supporters are hoping for leniency. But complicating that request might be this: Among Metropolitan Police Department officers, Groomes is known [...]

Revealed: The Test Cops Allegedly Cheated On

When Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Diane Groomes landed in trouble last week, it made more of a splash than the standard internal police personnel matter does. Groomes has been popular among bloggers and neighborhood message board readers, especially in MPD districts where she worked before moving up to oversee the patrol division. The department [...]

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: "Travis Childers For D.C. Council? Stick To Mississippi, Activists Say," "D.C.'s Guardian Angels Are Broke," "Jaffe Tried To Kill Police Complaints Office With Errors," "Defense: Here's How [...]

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 [...]

The Blotter: Parking Meter Thieves, Masked Men and Guardian Angels

Bus-ted: Last week, in two unrelated cases, two Metro bus drivers found themselves in trouble with police. On April 2, driver Dwayne Adamson allegedly flashed a knife after getting into a traffic dispute with a motorist. He was arrested.
And on March 4, while operating the D12 bus, driver Shawn Todd allegedly stopped [...]

Nine Shot in Drive-By

There was a mass shooting on the 4000 block of South Capitol Street SE Tuesday night at around 7:30 p.m. On the scene, cops gave details that may or may not pan out: The shooters pulled up in a van and unloaded on a porch full of people. Six are shot. Three are dead. The [...]

The Blotter: D.C. Homicide No. 2 and a Laundry-jacking

City Desk provides weekly updates on crimes throughout the District.
D.C. Hack Shot: On Jan. 9, police came across a cab driver with an apparent gunshot wound to the jaw area. Officers believe the victim ferried a customer to the 1700 block of T Street NW at approximately 11:30 p.m. When the driver requested his fare, [...]

Eyewitness Confirms: D.C. Cop Freaks Out Over Snowball Fight–Brandishes Gun

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as [...]

Chief Lanier Deserves Credit For Drop In Homicides

In late August, the Examiner published a piece arguing that the District's low homicide rate might be due to the cooler-than-usual summer temps. The story was one of the dumbest crime stories we've ever read. Even D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier called the lower-temp theory "idiotic." But the story did at least provoke a little [...]

Capitol Hill Residents Enduring Another Round Of Trash Fires

Trash fires are again becoming a trend in Capitol Hill. WJLA has a small story on the trend and notes that investigators are looking into it. Of course, the last time trash-can fires had worried Capitol Hill residents occurred around the time of the Eastern Market fire. The D.C. Fire Department quietly dispatched a team [...]