Posts Tagged ‘MPD’

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Disorderly Conduct, Pepin Tuma, and “Verbal Judo”

On Friday, Pepin Tuma filed suit against the District of Columbia—and MPD officer James Culp—for violating his constitutional rights. Tuma's suit concerns a year-old U Street incident, in which Tuma announced in a sing-song voice, "I hate the police"—and Culp responded by arresting Tuma for disorderly conduct and calling him a "faggot."
Yesterday, D.C. Police Chief [...]

The State of Transgender Hate Crimes in D.C.

Last month, D.C. police released a report breaking down every hate crime reported in D.C. [PDF] over the past five years. In 2007, changes to the D.C. Human Rights Act required police to begin recording hate-bias crimes motivated by the victim's "gender identity or expression"—in other words, crimes that specifically target transgender victims. Since then, [...]

Purple Tunnel Victim Screwed Again By March for Life

One contributer to the MPD 1st District Listserv got screwed over on Inauguration Day in the "Purple Tunnel" fiasco got screwed again yesterday—this time, by March for Life participants. The victim recalls the double whammy:
Forgetting the purpose of the Right to Life protest what was MPD's logic in allowing all of their buses to load [...]

Tony Hunter Suspect Robert Hannah Arrested

18-year-old Robert Hannah was arrested yesterday in relation to the death of Tony Randolph Hunter. Last week, D.C. police secured an arrest warrant charging Hannah with Voluntary Manslaughter in Hunter's death. The case is still not classified as a hate crime, police say. According to a press release:
Of particular interest to members of the GLBT [...]

Another Sexual Harassment Suit for Head of D.C. Photo Lab

Examiner Staff Writer Scott McCabe has this report on the head of D.C. police photography lab, William “Bill” Gresham, who is being sued for sexual harassment on the job for the second time. In 2001, the city settled a lawsuit involving Gresham and an employee, Tina Hall-Johnson, for an undisclosed amount. The new lawsuit, filed [...]

GLLU Police Blotter

The GLLU, MPD's Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community:
* On September 19, GLLU responded to a call from a Maryland man who claimed that his ex-boyfriend had stalked him, and in the process caused "damage [...]