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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...

Some D.C. Businesses Are Abusing A Safety Program To Racially Profile People

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology

A community initiative that was intended to prevent crime in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is being used to identify and target bla...

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 Defunds Youth Courts, Pushes Kids Into Criminal Justice System

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Will the District of Columbia be able to provide an alternative for juvenile offenses that are better suited to reducing recidivism than prosecution in the court system?

Injustice in the District Obscured By Sweep of Emotion to Zimmerman Verdict

John Muller | Posted 09.15.2013 | DC
John Muller

In reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal in Florida this weekend, a handful of peaceful marches and demonstrations were organized along U Street NW, Malcolm X Park (Meridian Hill Park) and outside the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, the killer of a Howard University student remained at-large.

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...

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...

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 ...

Can D.C. Cops Foil Smartphone Robbers?

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 04.14.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

Your chances of actually losing your life in the nation's capital have gone down. Murders are at an all-time low, according to D.C. crime statistics. But cellphone robberies are on the rise.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administr...

Norah O'Donnell's Husband Is Finally Caught

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Foxhall Road can tempt even the most cautious of D.C. drivers. The hilly route lined with some of the city's priciest real estate has a ...

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...

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...

Line Of Cars Mysteriously Smashed On D.C. Street

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A speeding SUV smashed a line of cars on a Columbia Heights street in the wee hours of Friday morning and the Metropolitan Police Depart...

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 ...

Arin Greenwood

Hemp Store Employees And Customer Arrested In D.C. Police Raid | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. police officers in bulletproof vests raided Capitol Hemp's Chinatown and Adams Morgan locations Wednesday night, arresting six empl...

D.C. Farmers Market Bust: $3 Million In Counterfeit Goods Seized

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials seized nearly $3 million worth of counterfeit goods at the D.C. Farmers Market on the corner of 5th Street NE ...

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...

Michael Grass

D.C. Police Union Chief: Cops Will Be 'Very Respectful' Of Occupy DC Protest | Michael Grass | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The head of the District of Columbia's police union said Tuesday that he has confidence his fellow officers will handle Occupy DC protes...