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Cathy Lanier

Murder Suspect's Body Believed To Have Been Found In DC Park

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.31.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a man found dead in a park of an apparent suicide Monday is believed to be that of a murder suspect who was the last p...

Marijuana Decriminalization Advances In Washington, D.C.

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a watered-down marijuana decriminalization bill that maintains criminal penalties for smoking in pub...

110 D.C. Police Officers Have Been Arrested Since 2009

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police officials in the nation's capital have been facing recent questions about headline-making arrests — not of hardened stree...

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 Metropoli...

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...

Nation's Capital Set To Hit Once-Unthinkable Crime Milestone

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward...

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 Au...

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...

Charlie Sheen Escort Conflict Sparks Lawsuit

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A D.C. police captain who was demoted after actor Charlie Sheen received a police escort to his comedy show last year has filed a m...

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 ...

D.C. Cop In Charlie Sheen Escort Case Plans To Sue

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A former District of Columbia police commander whose division provided a police escort to actor Charlie Sheen last April has given ...

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...

Mayor Gray: D.C. Homicide Near Historic Low

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia officials say the city is on course to record the lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century. The decline mirro...

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...