Posts Tagged ‘police’

Pat-Down Protocols Queried After Slashing at Club Muse

Muse Nightclub and Lounge, located at 717 6th Street NW, plans to reopen with tighter security procedures after D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier shut the place down for 96 hours in reaction to a May 16 face slashing.
The violence erupted when one male club-goer bumped into another. There was some shoving, a head butt and two [...]

The Blotter: GWU Student Dies From Fall

Fatal Fall: A George Washington University student has died after falling from a fifth-floor dormitory window, according to the GW Hatchet. On Sunday at around 4 a.m, Taylor Hubbard, 20, fell from a window located in Guthridge Hall. Cops believe there was no foul play involved. The Hatchet talked to one of the students who discovered [...]

The Blotter: A Gallery Place Pounding

Chinatown Beatdown: A Why I Hate DC reader identified only as Meagan reported a seemingly random beatdown via the blog site on Feb. 16. Meagan says she "was walking into the gallery place/Chinatown movie theater and a group of teenagers ran out and started beating a random man in the street. They beat him [...]

Another D.C. Police Snowball Incident?

Early this morning, according to one woman's report, police arrested a person for throwing snowballs in Columbia Heights. The incident reportedly happened not far the Wonderland Ballroom, at 11th and Kenyon Streets, shortly after the bar closed at 2 a.m. According to the witness, one young woman was taken into custody.
This report, of course, comes [...]

Why Michelle Rhee Needs to Explain Her ‘Sex With Children’ Claim

Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's found herself in a tough spot of late over comments she gave to a business magazine. "I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had had sex with children, who had missed 78 days of school," she told Fast Company's Jeff Chu.
That "sex with children" line has dropped jaws [...]

Seen A “Suspicious Person” Atop Pickwick Apartments?

The rooftop of the Pickwick Apartments building, located at 1754 S Street NW, is currently being treated to a personal visit by a couple of MPD officers, a roving helicopter, and a good dose of CAUTION tape. What's on the roof, officer? Oh, "just looking for a suspicious person," MPD told a tipster, who submitted [...]

Update: One Victim Identified in the Petworth Shooting

Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch has identified Ryan Randy Trotman as one of the victims of Monday night’s shooting on Quebec Place N.W. 
Trotman, 28, of the 7400 block of 7th Street, N.W., later died of his injuries. The name of the other victim, a woman who was shot in the leg, is being withheld because she [...]

Dogfight in Upper Northwest

A controversy has been unleashed over, um, unleashed dogs.
It all started with a query about the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District arrest log, which certain elements in our fine city pour over, making sure no mugging, burglary or car theft goes unexamined. With all of those crimes unfolding daily, the questioner expressed a certain incredulity [...]

Postcards From Home: Film and Paper Archive

New York Avenue, 1998

Legal Observers To Monitor Inaugural Activities

Just a few minutes ago, I talked with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, attorney and co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice, about the inauguration, security, and, and the Secret Service. She says that trained legal observers will be out and about for Tuesday's big events just in case the police start forgetting about your civil liberties. We [...]

Assistant Chief Groomes on the Petworth Shootings

Tonight I spoke briefly with Asst. Police Chief Diane Groomes, who offered a couple new details on this weekend's spate of shootings in Petworth.
First, good news for the man left in critical condition after the shooting Friday night on Marlboro Place.  Groomes reports that the victim—who was shot in the head—is showing signs of improvement.
"He's [...]

Another Shooting: 8th and Crittenden Streets, NW

Bullets flew again tonight in Petworth.
Just after 7:45 p.m., an unspecified number of shooters opened fire on a row of houses in the 800 block of Crittenden Street NW, the MPD said.

No One Had A Very Bad Night

According to Traci Hughes, D.C. Police spokesperson, no one was arrested for overly celebrating last night.
Think about it: You were honking your horn, screaming Yes We Can, effectively closing down 14th and U Streets, jokingly referring to the First Dude as "The Second Dude," and getting hammered. How much would it suck to end up [...]