Posts Tagged ‘police’

Police Say They Searched Car Where Dead Trinidad Boy Was Found

Almost 24 hours after 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in parked Trinidad car, police say that they still have questions about how he died.
No cause of death has been determined yet for Kingsbury, who went missing on Sunday morning, Assistant Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference in front of police headquarters late this [...]

How Did Searchers Miss 7-Year-Old Michael Kingsbury?

Seven-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in a car last night, just feet from the Trinidad home he had disappeared from Sunday morning. How could police and other searchers have missed him?
Assistant Chief Peter Newsham told reporters he couldn't speculate how Kingsbury hadn't been seen in previous searches around the car, parked in an alley [...]

Have You Seen This Missing 7-Year-Old?

Police are searching for Michael Kingsbury, a 7-year-old who was last seen Sunday between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE.
A Metropolitan Police Department press release describes Kingsbury as a black male with a light complexion and dreadlocks, about 4’3” tall and 60 pounds. Kingsbury, who is autistic, was [...]

Armed March to D.C. Will Continue, Despite Police Warning

D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier took to News Channel 8 yesterday to warn  participants of an armed march into D.C. on July 4 that police would meet them at the Virginia border. But that isn't dissuading organizer and talk show host Adam Kokesh, who tells City Desk he still plans to march.
While Kokesh says he's [...]

Police Brass Nearly Brawled At Inauguration

Every four years, the District's at the center of the world for the presidential inauguration. Revelers visit from all over the world, and Washington is put on display. It's the kind of unique event that could only be marred by, say, two high-ranking policemen lining up to trade some blows and anti-gay slurs.
That's exactly what [...]

Police Investigating Garbage Truck Driver’s Unusual Death

A Maryland garbage truck driver received mortal injuries in a surprising way Monday afternoon—by falling out of his truck's cab. Now the case is under police investigation.
Seventy-one-year-old Oxon Hill resident James Harvey Harris was driving a trash truck north on South Capitol Street SE Monday afternoon, according to D.C. police. Harris' truck hit a bridge [...]

Former Uber Driver Won’t Be Charged With Rape

The Uber-driver alleged rape story—which featured accusatory listserv emails, surveillance camera footage, and the arrest and abrupt release of the driver without charges last month—is over. The Post reports that prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against the driver.
The decision not to file changes came after discrepancies were discovered between statements from the woman and [...]

Truck Flips Over on 295 Ramp

This is not how trucks are supposed to look! According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the above truck flipped over on the  I-295 ramp by the 11th Street Bridge this afternoon and is still wreaking traffic havoc. Since the truck is all over it, police have shut down the ramp.
MPD isn't sure yet how the [...]

Speeding Daily Caller Writer Laments D.C.’s “Speed-Trap Nazis”

When last we saw the Daily Caller's Mark Judge, he was explaining how having his bike stolen near Catholic University meant he was done with white guilt. "I knew that the odds were very high that a black person had taken my bike," wrote the incensed Judge, who went on to explain the quick racial [...]

Police Head to the Middle East for Sex Crime Defense

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier is no fan of today's Human Rights Watch report, which accuses her department of downplaying sex crime statistics and mistreating victims. (Here are some of the most serious allegations.) Not only is the group discouraging future victims from reporting sex crimes, Lanier says in a new statement, they can't [...]

Human Rights Watch: MPD Officers Blame, Intimidate Sex-Crime Victims

In 2011, Sara Darehshori, a senior counsel at Human Rights Watch, got curious about Washington. How did the Metropolitan Police Department have such an unusually low rate of sexual assaults, and how did it manage to clear an unusually high number of the cases it did have? After more than a year of investigating and more [...]

Hate Speed Cameras? There’s An App For That

In good news for the lead-footed, D.C. started reducing the prices for some of its steep traffic camera fines last year. But one app producer wants to help people avoid the tickets entirely.
Inspired by taxi-driving relatives who were seeing their profits eaten up by multiple monthly traffic tickets, Virginia resident Faris Gessese, his brother Joseph, [...]

Two Men Attacked in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Two men were attacked Sunday night in Shaw in what is being considered an anti-gay hate crime, according to a police department spokesman.
Two men walking near 3rd and Q streets NW were approached around 6:08 p.m. Sunday by three people, according to Metropolitan Police Department Officer Paul Metcalf. The three made anti-gay remarks before one [...]

Whole Lot Of Robbery Going On

WJLA reports that there have been at least 18 armed robberies since Monday—an abnormal spike— including one last night:

But Thursday night there was the 11th armed robbery Northwest DC has seen since Monday, a huge spike from normal.
Thursday morning, there were three other armed robberies in Northwest, including on Decatur Street, M Street not far [...]

The Needle: Driving While Expired Edition

You're Under Arrest: Turns out the people nabbed by police for driving around upper Northwest with expired license plates weren't the only ones caught in the District's law that allowed the practice. More than 3,400 drivers were arrested in the last two years for the same thing, with 256 people actually locked up; they just [...]

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