Posts Tagged ‘police’

Lawsuit: D.C. Police “Regularly Share” Pilfered Nude Photos

Lawsuit says cop made off with nude pics

District Sued Over This American Life Revelations of False Confession

A former MPD detective revealed on the radio show that his interrogation led a suspect to admit guilt when she hadn't committed a crime.

Fuzz Fuss With Mendelson—But to What End?

District voters who sorted through a deluge of political mailers ahead of last month’s Democratic primary would have been forgiven for thinking the D.C. Council chairman’s race was as contested as the mayor’s race. Multiple mail pieces sent out before April 1 denounced incumbent Phil Mendelson as the enemy of city’s police officers. “Phil Mendelson, [...]

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 [...]

Union Endorsements Fly in Ward 6 Race

Which Ward 6 candidate do city employees think is right to replace Tommy Wells? It depends on which ones you ask. Both the firefighters' and police officers' unions backed former Wells staffer Charles Allen today, while the AFSCME local that represents other city workers endorsed former Harry Reid aide Darrel Thompson earlier this week.
Fraternal Order of Police president-elect Delroy Burton opted for some clean-house rhetoric [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Is the District Setting Personnel Records on Fire?

D.C. police and firefighters union officials are asking for an investigation into what they say was a giant blaze involving three dumpsters and an abandoned car's worth of personnel records, including medical files containing private information.
In a letter sent to the Office of the Inspector General today, the heads of the two unions say that [...]