Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’

Morning Links

Jim Graham, who still hasn't announced his Ward 1 re-election plans, heads to News Channel 8 at 10 a.m. for an announcement. [Twitter]
Who are Vince Gray's voters? [Post]
Gray: lack of voting rights for District has parallels to apartheid. [WAMU, Post]
Colby King: Gray wants to "win at all costs." [Post]
Police chief Cathy Lanier discusses officers connected to child porn and [...]

D.C. May Decriminalize Marijuana

Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill earned nine other backers at today's D.C. Council mega-hearing. That means there could be a Council majority for an inevitable vote on the bill, which would replace criminal penalties for possession of less than an ounce of pot with a $100 fine.
The bill, which would also legalize marijuana [...]

Morning Links

Budget approved with lower sales tax, no amendment from David Catania on schools. [WBJ, Times]
Living wage bill passes first vote, 8-5. [Housing Complex, WBJ, Post]
Report on Human Rights Watch investigation of MPD says nonprofit used incomplete data, made wrong assumptions. [Post]
The Heller ruling, five years later. [WAMU]
Keely Thompson pleads guilty to spending city grant money on [...]

Morning Links

On the anniversary of his resignation, D.C. Council says it's over Kwame Brown. [Examiner]
Fire burns down Capitol Hill's Frager's Hardware. [WTOP]
Council bill that would make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates clears committee. [WAMU]
Better meters mean fewer parking tickets in D.C. [Post]

Cathy Lanier Defends Botched Police Firings

During his first oversight hearing of the Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday as head of the D.C. Council public safety committee, Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells briefly questioned Police Chief Cathy Lanier on the city's failed attempts to fire several officers it had previously fired and then reinstated.
"It just sounds like a debacle," said Wells [...]

Judge: Attorney General Irv Nathan’s Personal “Honor” in Question

The more-than-a-decade-old Pershing Park arrest civil suit has a new twist: A federal judge says that Attorney General Irv Nathan's "personal and professional honor may be called into question" over an allegedly untruthful filing from his office.
At issue is a court filing with Nathan's name on it that said there was an ongoing investigation being [...]

Former MPD Tech Boss Charged With Theft

The former IT boss for the Metropolitan Police Department has been charged with theft for allegedly using city-funded cell phone service after he was fired, according to court records.
Travis Hudnall was fired as the executive director of MPD's Office of Information and Technology in June 2010, according to a report in the Examiner. (The report [...]

Chief Lanier: Speeders Not Deterred by $50 Tickets

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says $50 or less tickets from speed cameras will provide "absolutely no deterrent" and that speeders will consider the fines at that level the "cost of doing business."
Consider it a $100 toll (there and back) on your daily commute. You won't even notice.
Lanier's comments came just moments ago at [...]

Who Else Should We Speculate Will Run For Mayor?

Let's play the who-will-run-for-mayor game. The Washington Post kicked things off over the weekend by noting how low Mayor Vince Gray's political stock is at present and how three councilmembers, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, and Tommy Wells, are already sniffing around a potential run.
The Post also said a law-and-order type outsider may make for a good [...]

Is Police Chief Cathy Lanier Worth $11 Million?

WTOP's Mark Segraves is first with the not-very-surprising news that the Gray administration has signed Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier to a new five-year deal. Lanier consistently gets high marks in public opinion polls, so it's no surprise that the mayor wouldn't want to part with the Fenty administration's most popular holdover.
LL suspects that [...]