Posts Tagged ‘Kris Baumann’

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser won't say whether she'd keep Kaya Henderson in charge of schools. [Post]
Danny Glover backs Andy Shallal. [WTOP]
Vince Gray will propose bills capping property tax increases. [Post]
Police union boss Kris Baumann won't run for re-election. [LL]
The population of single homeless people is declining, while the number of homeless families is up. [Housing Complex]
D.C. Council, meeting today, will take up Pepco undergrounding. [...]

Police Union Boss Kris Baumann Won’t Run Again

Here's a New Year's gift for Mayor Vince Gray and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. After eight years leading the Fraternal Order of Police, union chairman Kris Baumann says he won't run for re-election to his position later this year.
As union head, Baumann has scrapped with the police brass and two mayoral administrations over everything from the All Hands [...]

Marion Barry: D.C. Cops Need To Get in Better Shape

Former mayor-for-life and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has some advice for D.C.'s police officers: get in shape.
After getting breakfast from a store near his new house on Talbert Street SE, Barry says he was on the phone in his car he witnessed a "rather plump" Metropolitan Police Department officer chasing a suspect. Barry doesn't [...]

Tommy Wells: I’m a Bad Mutha!

Man, how did LL miss this story in Roll Call in which Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells gives his most candid take yet on his almost certain mayoral run? More importantly, how did LL miss this particular quote from the Roll Call story:
“I know every corner of this city, go to places where police [...]

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 [...]

OIG: MPD Still Not Looking For Missing Kids

If a child goes missing in the District, don't to look to the Metropolitan Police Department's Youth Investigative Division for help. That's the takeaway from a brutal assessment of MPD's ability to look for missing kids by the Office of Inspector General.
The OIG says that when it randomly chose 25 open cases in early 2010 [...]

Cop Staffing Levels Will Be in “Trouble” For Nearly a Year (Updated)

Mayor Vince Gray announced today one of his biggest job initiatives so far: hiring 300 new cops.
The mayor set aside the money to hire the police back in June. Apparently now it's go time, as the Metropolitan Police Department is gearing up to restart a police academy that's been dormant since February, according to FOP [...]

State of the Unions

Last September at Vince Gray’s primary-night victory party, amid the line dancing to Chuck Brown’s “Bustin’ Loose,” union officials passed out posters with then-Mayor Adrian Fenty’s picture on them under the word “BYE!”
The posters were printed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, one of the larger public-employee unions in the District, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Picky Picky Edition

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Both Peacoholics Co-Founders Running For Council?

Good morning sweet readers! Nectarines are better than peaches—discuss. News time:
Campaign Cash: LL's mailbox reports that Ward 4 [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Election Breakdown Edition

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Vive L'Orange

Good morning sweet readers! It's Thursday, and we all know what that means: the tabloid known as Washington City [...]