Posts Tagged ‘MPD’

McDuffie Proposes Stricter Penalties Against ATVs and Dirt Bikes

Will D.C. put a stop to dangerous vehicles on city streets?

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."

D.C. Tries to Keep Relisha Rudd Case Visible One Year After Her Disappearance

“This is a press conference to keep this in the public eye, not to share any new information.”

Protect and Preserve: How MPD Kept the Peace Among Its Own After a Racially Charged Shooting

If not for an extraordinary response by a handful of people, the tragedy might have been remembered as the spark that lit a racial conflagration within MPD.

Man Allegedly Robbed and Kidnapped in Petworth

The victim was able to escape.

The Murder Capital, Remembered

Twenty years later, police and FBI memorialize the victims of a shootout at MPD headquarters in 1994.

D.C. Residents Make Up Less Than 20 Percent of Police Force

The majority of MPD officers live in Maryland.

Georgetown Rabbi Arrested and Charged With Voyeurism

Barry Freundel has been the rabbi at Kesher Israel since 1989.

Tommy Wells on D.C. Police Practices: “There Is a Deep Racism Here”

Residents say D.C. police discriminate against black residents.

Police Investigate String of Sexual Assaults in Mount Pleasant Area

Police are investigating three similar sexual assaults that occurred last week and may be related. Two of them took place in Mount Pleasant and the third occurred blocks away in Columbia Heights, police said Sunday evening.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20 around 2 a.m. a woman was walking on Mount Pleasant Street NW when a man tried [...]

D.C. Homicides and Sexual Assaults Up in 2013, Robberies Down

In 2013, D.C. saw a slight increase in the number of homicides citywide, even excluding the 12 people who died in the September Navy Yard shooting. The city had 104 homicide victims including those who died at Navy Yard—a bump from the 88 homicides the city saw in 2012, according to Metropolitan Police Department's 2013 annual police report, which it released [...]

27 Citations Issued in First Two Weeks of Marijuana Decriminalization

D.C. police have issued 27 civil citations for marijuana possession in the two weeks since the city's new marijuana decriminalization law went into effect, according to police spokesman Araz Alali.  
The 27 citations were issued between midnight on July 17 and  July 30 and include two warnings. These figures could change as tickets are transmitted to headquarters, [...]

District Line Daily: Hooked By Police

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The D.C. Police Department is using high-risk sting operations in which undercover police officers lure [...]

City Paper Will Pay Your $25 Marijuana Fine

At midnight tonight, the District's law decriminalizing possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use takes effect. Get stopped with a small amount of weed in your pocket today, and you could be facing six months in prison and a $1,000 fine. Wait until tomorrow, and you'll pay just $25. (As the [...]

Former D.C. Cop Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing a Girl in His Church Choir

A 22-year veteran of the  Metropolitan Police Department was sentenced to 18 years in prison today for sexually abusing a girl multiple times between 2004 and 2006, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen announced in a press release today.
The officer, Wendel Palmer, was the youth director at the Bethuel Temple Church of Christ Apostolic on the 2400 block of Martin [...]