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

Michael Shank | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Michael Shank

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.

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...

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...

Out-Of-Town Cops Sworn In

AP | Posted 03.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 police officers from across the country have been sworn in ahead of Monday's presidential inauguration. The office...

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 Whit...

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...

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...

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...

Conflicting Reports On Michelle Obama Threat Investigated

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — If your job is protecting the first lady's motorcade, mouthing off about the boss can lead to more than a citation in a personnel f...

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 ...

D.C. Police Department Ordered To Release Orders And Policies

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How does D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department decide the order for handling calls? What was MPD planning to do if there was a nuclear a...

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 ...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...