The D.C. Auditor weighs in on procedures and policies for the Metropolitan Police Department and federal prosecutors.
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Alonzo Smith’s Mother to Call for Second Autopsy, ‘Truly Independent’ Investigation Into Son’s Death
Beverly Smith will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Marbury Plaza Apartments.
The provision allows officers to review body-camera footage before writing initial incident reports in most cases.
The video shows how MPD officers responded to calls they received, and is the first such kind the District has released.
The incident was recorded and shared widely online.
D.C. is one step closer to implementing police body cameras.
"This is a person exercising the First Amendment," the organization's D.C. director says.
"When I see murders, I do not stand by... I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers," Tarantino reportedly said.
“I just don’t want it to happen again."
“He was one of the sweetest boys that I’ve had the honor of teaching. He wouldn’t hurt anybody."
The District neighborhood of Trinidad had so many murders in 2008 that D.C. police decided to set up checkpoints along its perimeter–roadblocks the U.S. Court of Appeals later deemed unconstitutional.
Yet, as Johnny Barnes of the American Civil Liberties Union points out, "the only homicide in Trinidad last year was at the hands of the police."
It's a year and one day [...]
Remember Jack McKenna? The 21-year-old University of Maryland student whose videotaped post-game pummeling by riot police in March sparked local outrage and generated national headlines?
Turns out, McKenna, seen here pumping his fists and skipping in the direction of cops on horseback just prior to the beatdown, was singing another school's fight song at the time.
"Cheer, cheer for old Notre [...]