Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Park Police’

Park Police: Man Does Yoga, Masturbates, Throws Dead Animal at Car Near Mount Vernon Trail

Two women walking on the Mount Vernon Trail along the George Washington Memorial Parkway were presumably looking for some peace and tranquility the evening of March 11. Instead they found a yoga-loving, publicly masturbating man.
A U.S. Park Police officer was dispatched around Belle View Boulevard in response to a complaint of disorderly male conduct, according [...]

Horse Poop in Adams Morgan: Much Larger and Grosser Than Dog Poop

In the realm of neighborhood email-list gripes, few ills rank higher than abandoned dog poop. But in a recent missive to the Adams Morgan list, resident Jon August says something even worse is plaguing his neighborhood: horse poop.
In his message last week, August wrote that he's seen horse poop all over the place and called for the [...]

The Needle: Doh! A Deer! Edition

Is Our Deer Learning?: Maybe it's not too late to change the award-winning designs of some of the new libraries around town. Because, apparently, the local fauna have trouble with lots of windows. A deer crashed through the plate glass in the interim library in Washington Highlands today, shattering the window; the deer had to [...]

Man Makes Bomb Threat, Cops Find Bag of Weed

It's probably never a good idea to announce, within earshot of a police officer, that you're carrying a bomb.
It's an especially poor idea when you're right outside the White House.
And it crosses the line into an especially lousy idea when what you're actually carrying in your backpack is... marijuana.

According to charging documents,  Michael Joseph Hutchinson, 32, [...]

Cold Case Or Cold Shoulder? Family Wants Answers About Trinidad Police Shooting

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 [...]

Barry Has Had Months To Respond To Scandal; Should D.C. Council Give Him Another Week?

Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. has until Tuesday to formally respond to the evidence put forth against him in the Bennett Report. Several of his council colleagues told WaPo that they wanted to wait to see Barry's rebuttal before possibly censuring him. I'm all about respecting the process. But hasn't Barry had enough time to [...]

Marion Barry’s Mystery Woman Revealed: Loose Lips Daily

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Morning all. Late last night, we published a piece on the latest mystery woman in Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's life: Sharon Bowen. Bowen, who resides in Ohio, received [...]

The Trey Joyner Shooting in Trinidad

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has asked the U.S. Justice Department for clarification on the investigation into the fatal shooting by U.S. Park Police of Trey Joyner in D.C.'s Trinidad neighborhood on June 8.
Norton, after talking with Park Police Chief Salvatore Lauro, had been under the impression that the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division would [...]

Marion Barry Is the Tree, Says Former Girlfriend. “All of Us Are the Branches.”

Chenille Spencer, once a regular ladyfriend of Marion Barry's—and a regular with him at Player's Lounge—described her connection to Barry in 2006 as "loyal." She remains so. In a phone call to Washington City Paper to "speak on the the police and the way Mr. Barry was treated," Spencer defended her former flame and current [...]

Police Shooting of Trey Joyner Produces Divergent Stories

Yesterday, U.S. Park Police–as part of a task force–found themselves in the middle of a very strange fatal shooting. Within 24 hours, police and news accounts have begun to differ on how U.S. Park Police officers ended up firing on Trey Joyner. And now the Partnership for Civil Justice has filed a FOIA seeking answers.
The [...]

One Photog’s Perspective On Park Police Shooting

Yesterday, the U.S. Park Police were involved in a shooting of a District resident at 2nd and K Streets NE. The shooting took place in the early afternoon.
Davin Tarr was home working on his taxes. He was sitting on his couch in his 11th Floor apartment on Eye Street between 2nd and Third, he says, [...]