Posts Tagged ‘metropolitan Police Department’

MPD: Officers’ Conduct Was ‘Necessary and Reasonable’ During Detainment of Black Teens

The incident was recorded and shared widely online.

MPD Officer Goes Head-to-Head with Kids in a Dance Off

Thanksgiving came early for some local families Monday evening.

D.C. Police Chief on Paris-Style Attacks: ‘Run, Hide, or Fight’

During an interview Sunday, Cathy Lanier talked about how to respond to active shootings.

D.C. Councilmember McDuffie Amends Police Body Camera Bill

D.C. is one step closer to implementing police body cameras.

FBI: ‘No Specific or Credible Threat’ to D.C. Despite New ISIS Video

A video released online specifically targets D.C. and European countries.

ACLU Launches ‘Mobile Justice’ App as Tool Against Police Misconduct

"This is a person exercising the First Amendment," the organization's D.C. director says.

Howard University President: FBI Alerted School to Racially-Charged Threat (Video)

Late last night

A Year After Marijuana Legalization, Arrests Are Dramatically Down

MPD has only issued seven arrests for possession of marijuana this year

Twerking Is Not a Crime. Or Is It?

The police have classified the case as third-degree sexual abuse.

Scorecard: D.C. Lacks Key Policies on Body-Worn Cameras

"Whether these cameras make police more accountable—or simply intensify police surveillance of communities—depends on how the cameras and footage are used."

Halloweekend Crash Demolishes Bus Shelter, Hydrant Outside Blackboard Office

“I thought it was a bolt of lightning,” a witness says.

At Capitol Hill Crime Meeting, Residents Leave Without Immediate Solutions

The First District—which includes Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, Southwest, and parts of downtown—has experienced a 35 percent rise in violent crimes in the previous 30 days compared to last year.

Bowser Doubles Down, Makes Public Show of Support for Lanier

At a press conference Tuesday, the mayor said the police chief “knows this city like few others do," despite the recent criticism she's received from the police union.

D.C. Increases Synthetic Drug Penalties As More Crimes Linked to Those Substances

"I don't want anyone to be fooled," Bowser said. "These chemicals are nothing like marijuana."

In One Day, D.C. Unable to Meet 77 Requests from Domestic Violence Victims

"This report shows us what we already know—there are not enough options for survivors in D.C.”