Posts Tagged ‘metropolitan Police Department’

Honey Bunches Of Oats: You Put Your Cocaine in There

The magic's in the mix! According to police, one group of Washington drug dealers are using a new spot for their stash: a Honey Bunches of Oats box.
Alleged cereal fans Herman Murillo and Edin Perez have both been charged with distributing cocaine. Murillo and Perez brought their cereal box to a meeting with a potential [...]

D.C. Police Seek Justice on Pinterest

Social sharing site Pinterest has long been a good place to find polka dot dresses, cocktail recipes, and flower arrangements. But now, the Metropolitan Police Department is putting something on Pinterest that you wouldn't want at your dream wedding: possible criminals!
So far, the account just has videos taken from MPD's Youtube account. MPD has posted [...]

D.C. Police Tweet Surveillance Picture of Protesters, Then Delete It

The Metropolitan Police Department is keeping a close eye on a small group of Freedom Plaza protesters. So close, in fact, that they decided to let the rest of us in on their surveillance by tweeting the above picture, presumably from a security camera, this afternoon.
"Update: A camera view of the protestors (in blue) at [...]

The Four People You Meet at an Aryan Nations Protest

White-supremacist protesters from the group Aryan Nations marched on Congress Saturday. Fortunately, they were only part of the news. There were four different types of people you could meet at the protest:
Aryan Nations Supporters: Well, not so much meet as watch from 30 feet behind police fences. From their starting point at Lincoln Park to [...]

Lawsuit Claims Police Took Camera a Day After Lanier’s Camera Rule

Remember when Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier issued a general order back in July reminding officers not to take cameras and phones from people who were filming them? Because of the whole First Amendment thing?
As if to underscore the need for Lanier's order, a day after it was issued an MPD officer allegedly took [...]

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community

Transgender individuals don’t have it easy in the District: The last time the District government studied the population, in 2000, it had a 42 percent unemployment rate, and 47 percent of the community didn't have health insurance.  To make ends meet, many end up in sex work as a last resort, transgender activist Jeri Hughes says—16 [...]

Metropolitan Police Department Admits People Can Film Cops

It's official, everybody: The First Amendment still exists. If you don't believe me, just ask Chief Cathy Lanier, whose Metropolitan Police Department issued a new general order (PDF) last week allowing people in public spaces to record and photograph police. Didn't that general order already come out in, say, 1789? No matter!
The Metropolitan Police Department [...]

Why MPD Changed Its Rules on Turbans

Last week, we noted that Sikh-Americans can now become Metropolitan Police Department officers without having to take off their turbans.
It’s a big win for the Sikh advocacy group that helped get the new policy off the ground—even though there’s currently only one Sikh-American MPD trainee, and no active Sikh officers—because it makes D.C. the first [...]

Charlie Sheen Escort May Get D.C. Cop In Trouble

The D.C. police commander who suggested that chauffeuring celebrities like Charlie Sheen around has been "standard operating procedure"  for his department for years says he's in trouble.
Commander Hilton Burton says he's been "ostracized" by other police officials. He also says that, last week, Internal Affairs officers questioned him for a second time regarding Sheen's law [...]

Charlie Sheen and Pardoned Turkeys: Birds of a Feather?

Charlie Sheen remains the kooky albatross hanging around the Metropolitan Police Department's neck—only now he's been joined by a turkey.
Besides providing guarded companionship for the fowl that gets a presidential pardon for Thanksgiving, MPD has escorted  "Santa Claus," and sports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2003, Justin Timberlake got his own D.C. police ride [...]

How to Fight Cab Rape

If, walking down the street, you suddenly realize you're being followed, or you're too drunk to make it home safely on your own, hailing a taxi is usually a fine idea. But Saturday, The Washington Post reported that there might be a reason not to: A man posing as a cabbie has been sexually assaulting women.
District [...]

Joyce Chiang Murder Solved?

Metropolitan Police Department officials could announce tomorrow that they've got a suspect in the 1999 murder of government immigration lawyer Joyce Chiang.
Chiang's body was found in the Anacostia River 12 years ago, months after she disappeared from Dupont Circle. She was 28.
In July 1999, Eddie Dean wrote about the case for Washington City Paper:
Now, six [...]

Why the Freeway Phantom Still Hasn’t Been Caught

Bureaucratic snags may be keeping a nefarious and elusive D.C.-area serial killer from being identified.
The Freeway Phantom was certainly that. Beginning in 1971, over 16 months, the killer managed to abduct six young black females and keep some captive for days, without being seen.
In the end, he sexually assaulted some of his [...]

Urine Tests Might Piss Cops Off

It's been a year since Breathalyzers disappeared from the District, and now some inebriated drivers may be getting a free pass. In February 2010, the city admitted it goofed on some 400 breath tests after a technician made flawed adjustments to devices used by the Metropolitan Police Department. Philly has had [...]

More Than One Road Rage Cover-up?

Two road rage incidents may have been downplayed by D.C. authorities in March. One is currently attracting a good bit of attention, the other not so much.
Thomas Bagnall and William Greenback, two Voice of America reporters, have filed a District civil suit alleging they were plowed into on March 23 by an angry and impatient [...]