Posts Tagged ‘MPD’

Crash Course

Twenty-year-old Arnell Robinson andMetropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Pepperman started on opposite ends of the 400 block of O Street NW on the afternoon of March 6, 2009. Robinson rode an unregistered motorbike; Pepperman, on his way to sign warrants at the courthouse, drove an unmarked police Ford Taurus. Only one of them would make [...]

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 [...]

Flipping the Bird = Conduct Unbecoming an Officer

LL's story on the Metropolitan Police Department's troubles with internal discipline is on the cover of this week's dead-tree edition of Washington City Paper.
One of the topics explored is the random, arbitrary, and sometimes petty nature of police discipline. LL didn't have enough room in his story to fully unpack one anecdote, which involves the department [...]

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 [...]

Police Chief Sues District Over Douple Dipping

Lou Cannon, chief of the D.C. Protective Services Police Department, is suing the District in federal court over a recent pay cut after the city caught wind that he'd been receiving both a full salary and a pension, in apparent violation of the city law.
Cannon is joined by five other retired Metropolitan Police Department officers [...]

Marion Barry’s Car Stolen!

Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry has had a run of bad luck lately.
First, a judge rules that a company he bought campaign materials from in 2008 could  garnish his wages because of a past due bill.
And now, the shiny 2002 Jaguar he cruises around in has been stolen. According to a crime [...]

Gray Crank Call Allegation Still A Mystery

Last night, I posted a short blog item on the allegation from the Vincent Gray camp that someone had been adopting the Gray campaign number and mass-crank-calling residents. The crank calls amounted to silence, then hanging up.
I made the mistake of not writing that the Gray camp "claims" or "alleges" that this was the work of [...]