Posts Tagged ‘Peter Newsham’

Police: We Have Not Found Anything in Kenilworth Park That Brings Us Closer to Relisha Rudd

Officials say the search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens is in its final stretch today, and that they still haven't found any clues in the 700-acre park that could bring them closer to finding the missing girl.
The search for Relisha is still taking place outside the park and, as officials [...]

Pershing Park Case: D.C. Police Captain Testifies Ramsey Gave Arrest Order

In a recent public filing, plaintiffs lawyers in the last remaining Pershing Park case provide additional evidence showing that then-Chief Charles Ramsey issued the order to mass arrest the 400 individuals on Sept. 27, 2002. All those arrests were promptly thrown out by city lawyers. More than seven years later, the arrests remain a huge [...]

DOC Finally Responds To Mendo On Jail Assault Issue

On Feb. 22, City Desk reported that there had been six inmate-on-inmate stabbings at the D.C. Jail since November. We followed up to report that the Department of Corrections refused to offer their own statistics on the subject.
But the DOC still had to comply with At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson's request for data leading up to [...]

A Newborn Died at the D.C. General Shelter in February

A newborn was found unconscious at the D.C. General family shelter on the morning of Feb. 9. The baby girl was rushed to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Beverly Fields, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, tells City Desk that the cause and manner of the child's death are still [...]

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 [...]

Remaining Pershing Park Plaintiffs Amp Up Legal Case

For D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles, Pershing Park isn't over. Though the city's top lawyer had just settled a big lawsuit with 400 plaintiffs over the mass arrests that took place on Sept. 27, 2002, there is another, more stubborn suit sitting out there.
Attorneys in the Chang case represent just four plaintiffs. But these [...]

Pershing Park Case: Celebrating The Scapegoats Part 2

Earlier today, we linked to the Examiner's great investigative piece on District employee bonuses. Among the District employees that received a hefty bonus was none other than the Office of the Attorney General's scapegoat in the Pershing Park mess: Tom Koger.
Koger's boss, who must have approved his more than $2,000 bonus in October, is none [...]

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 [...]

More on Columbia Heights Shootings

Some details on the Columbia Heights Metro shootings, from Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham:

Chandra Levy’s Alleged Killer Arrives In D.C.

The Post is reporting that Ingmar Guandique has arrived in D.C. The paper writes:
"Federal marshals transported Ingmar Guandique to Washington on Monday night from a federal prison facility, where he was serving time for attacking two women.
Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said that Guandique will be taken today from the D.C. Jail to the [...]