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Police Departments Could Actually Learn A Lot From Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If city leaders across the U.S. want to make meaningful change in their police departments, they could do worse than to look to Washingt...

Death Of D.C. Man In Security Guard Custody Ruled A Homicide

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The death of a D.C. man found unconscious in the custody of security guards last month has been ruled a homicide, the Office of the Chie...

Video Shows Police Officers Forcefully Taking Black College Student Down In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

A video that went viral on Twitter appears to show Jason Goolsby, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of the District of Columbia, being brutall...

Jason Cherkis

Cover Up: D.C. Police Cited For Refusing To Identify Themselves In Hundreds of Cases | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints issued a scathing report this week on how officers with the Metropolitan Police ...

Jason Cherkis

U.S. Park Police Enters Historic Settlement Over Mass Arrests | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday morning, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced that it had reached a historic $2.2 million settlement with the Just...

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 ...

Ryan J. Reilly

D.C. Police Take A Progressive Approach To Protests. It Wasn't Always That Way. | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As several dozen demonstrators began to march from the White House to Dupont Circle early Monday evening, squad cars from the Metropolit...

DC's Attorney General Race: A Serious Impact on District Youth

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Now, more than ever, we must pay attention to the practices and policies of the office tasked with prosecuting our youth. In 2011, there were 3,464 arrests of youth in the District and more than 42 percent of these were for non-violent misdemeanors.

Saving the District's At-Risk Youth From Mayor Gray's Budget Cuts

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The mayor's office has a surplus, meaning that its decision to restrict funding from this organization is not only strategically ill-conceived, as it invariably invites more youth to pursue a path of violence and crime, it is morally unjustifiable.

Ignoring Sexual Assaults Can Be Deadly

Sylvester J. Schieber | Posted 02.09.2014 | DC
Sylvester J. Schieber

On May 7, 1998, my daughter, Shannon, a 23-year-old student, was raped and killed by a man who broke into her apartment at 2 a.m. Her killer previously had raped at least four other women, but police failed to realize they had a serial rapist on their hands because detectives had classified two of the cases as "non-criminal offenses."

Shocking Video Of Brazen Restaurant Robbery

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC

Update, June 10, 2013: A man has been arrested in connection with the Logan Circle restaurant robbery. James Edward Wade, 30, of D.C. was arrested...

Officer Accused Of Michelle Obama Threat: It Was A Joke

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. police officer accused of threatening to shoot first lady Michelle Obama claimed Wednesday in a disciplinary hearing that he wa...

WATCH: You Have To Watch This Inauguration Weekend Video

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You might think that this video, showing what would appear to be a blazer-wearing drunk man pounding on and otherwise molesting a D.C. l...

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...

Short Car Chase Ends Near White House

Posted 11.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital are looking for suspects involved in an apparent robbery and short car chase that ended near the White Ho...

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...

Lesbian Police Officers Sue D.C.

Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two female Metropolitan Police Department officers whose lesbian relationship started while they were detailed to the same squad car say...

Michelle Obama Threat Investigated

Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A District of Columbia police officer has been taken off a motorcycle escort for White House officials after he allegedly said he'd shoo...

Security Drill Will Close Navy Yard Station

Posted 06.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Planning to use the Navy Yard Metrorail station on Saturday night? Seek an alternate way to go. Metro reports that various law enfor...

Fox News Host Stopped By D.C. Police

Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The next time "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace interviews Ray LaHood, he shouldn't be surprised if the secretary of the U.S. Departm...

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...

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 ...

Fetus Dies After Pregnant Mother Is Stabbed

Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A pregnant mother's fetus has died after an overnight stabbing incident in the Washington Highlands neighborhood in Southeast D.C. A...

LOOK: Truck Stuck In Thomas Circle Tunnel

Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Metropolitan Police Department reported around 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday that a tractor-trailer truck became "wedged" in Massachusetts ...