Posts Tagged ‘Metro Transit Police’

Fewer Bikes or Cell Phones Were Stolen on Metro This Year

Crime on subways and buses is at a five-year low through the first half of 2014.

Why Do People Always Fall While Chasing the Thief Who Stole Their Phones?

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released a video yesterday showing a man snatching a cell phone from a woman at the Capitol South Metro station on Saturday. The woman subsequently chases after the man, falls, and then continues to chase him before the video cuts out. Police say the suspect was ultimately arrested outside the [...]

No Charges for Dwight Harris

It's a reversal of fortune. Dwight Harris was once scheduled to face a judge tomorrow morning for resisting arrest and drinking in public. But after video of two transit cops slamming the wheelchair-bound man to the ground outside the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro stop surfaced last month, all charges have been dropped, according [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Out-of-Pocket Payments, Bad Spelling Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service,Washington [...]

Before Metro Rumble, A Fake Metro Rumble

As Officer Heidi Rivas testifies against his girlfriend, Latrelle McInnis, on Monday afternoon, Shawn Johnson knocks his head against the chair in front of him in frustration. In his view, the transit cop isn't telling the whole story. Evidently, the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station isn't just a place where people fight, it's also [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Performance-Based Pay Raise Edition

Good Morning, all. You can finally say farewell to that oppressive heat wave; for the next week, temperatures will hover in the low 80s, with mostly sunny skies.
Breaking news today for D.C. teachers: yesterday, the D.C. Council officially ended 2 ½ years of political jostling by approving a contract with the Washington Teachers’ Union that [...]

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