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Cathy Lanier

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "tr...

DC Cop Defuses Teen Fight With 'NaeNae' Dance-Off

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weird News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Show me your hands, or your dance moves. A D.C. police officer helped defuse a fight between teenagers in a Washington park by cha...

With Police Body Cameras, D.C. Mayor Promises Transparency With Caveats

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of policy debate, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled her proposed regulations for how the public can access police body ...

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Mayor Doesn't Want You To See Police Body Camera Footage | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After this month's police killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Americans were treated to another lesson in how police departments ...

US: DC Police Mishandle Sexual Assault Cases

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Human Rights Watch

Victims of sexual assault in Washington, DC, are not getting the effective response they deserve and should expect from the district’s Metropolitan ...

Marion Barry Strikes Again!

Posted 02.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marion Barry sure has a way with words. Earlier this year, the former District of Columbia mayor and current Democratic councilmember re...

D.C.'s Murder Rate Falls As Gun Crime Remains Problem In Nation's Capital

Posted 12.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's clear that the nation's capital is no longer the nation's murder capital. All you have to do is look at the statistics. With Di...

Accused Rapist Arrested After He Leaves Phone Number With Alleged Victim

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.08.2012 | Crime

Police in Washington, D.C., say that a man believed to have committed two violent sexual assaults left his and phone number with one of the alleged vi...

Arrests Made In BRUTAL Capitol Hill Beating

Posted 09.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents on Capitol Hill are breathing a sigh of relief after the Metropolitan Police Department announced arrests in the brutal Aug. 1...

Popular Downtown Eatery Robbed

Posted 09.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital are searching for three men in matching white dress shirts with burgundy stripes who robbed a Pret A Mang...

2 Kids Shot At Apartment Complex Swimming Pool

Posted 06.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital are looking for a man they believe shot two children and an adult at a District of Columbia swimming pool...

Report: Driver In Gas-Soaked SUV Tried To Use Lighter After Crash

Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Maryland man accused of driving a stolen Jeep Liberty SUV into a downtown office building on Friday night tried to use a lighter whe...

D.C. Police Chief: 'I Don't Think It Was A Terrorist Act'

Posted 06.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital, along with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, investigated an incident where a stolen SUV is believed...

Officials Make Big Agreement On Cellphone Security

Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the wireless industry joined District of Columbia officials, New York City Poli...

D.C. Police Make Arrest In Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier announced Monday afternoon that an arrest ...

Mayor Gray Fights Crime

Adam Clampitt | Posted 04.14.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

On Friday, Mayor Gray held a joint press conference with Chief Cathy Lanier to address the dramatic increase of street theft, particularly of mobile d...

A Confident Mayor Talks of His Vision for the City

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.10.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

In a well-crafted and well-delivered speech, Mayor Vincent Gray says the city has finally ascended to a fiscal vigor that is the envy of other mayors and laid out his vision for an even greater future.

Mayor Gray: D.C. Is No Longer Nation's Murder Capital

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The mayor of the District of Columbia has declared that the days of the nation's capital being the nation's murder capital are long sinc...

Newseum Goes Hollywood For 'J. Edgar' Premiere (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Newseum played host Tuesday night for the D.C. premiere of "J. Edgar," a biographical drama on the life of legendary and controversi...

Relations Between Police, OccupyDC Protesters Strained

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters gathered at two intersections near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday where including one where f...

Chief Lanier: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Leave'

Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect to see Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier leave her post anytime soon. While the top local cop in the nation's capital ...

Lanier: Changes To Law For Expired Tag Arrests May Be 'Reasonable'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier agrees with the District of Columbia's law on expired car license tags, but admits tha...

New Recruits Start At D.C. Police Academy

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The municipal police force in the nation's capital is beefing up its officer ranks as it continues to try to reduce violent crime. FB...

Police Chief: I Didn't Cause Fire/EMS Twitter Blackout

The Washington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

In the face of pointed questions yesterday about why the city government’s most popular Twitter account, @dcfireems, had been silenced, officials we...

D.C. Police Battle Criticism In Fight Against LGBT Hate Crimes

Washington Blade | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | Posted 09.07.2011 | Impact

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told a D.C. Council hearing on Wednesday that the department was making progress in its fight against hate crimes and s...