D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton called the chase and shooting of 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar last November a violation and tragedy, and is proposing legislation that would make Park Police interactions more transparent.
A driver recorded someone driving a vehicle backward down Canal Road during the morning rush hour Friday.
A Maryland man who runs a martial arts studio has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender — 15 years after he moved to the state.
Dashcam video of the pursuit and shooting of Bijan Ghaisar on the George Washington Parkway was released earlier this week. Ghaisar, 25, of McLean died two weeks after U.S. Park Police officers chased him down. Under Park Police policies, eluding police is not itself a pursable offense. Officers have to believe a felony has occurred or that a suspect is a threat. The policies further explain when officers should use deadly force.
A Maryland man known to police for watching young girls outside their schools in the Silver Spring area has been convicted of sexual solicitation of a minor after he approached two girls while driving around with a mattress and condoms in his back seat.
Carlos Bell admitted to coercing 10 children to take part in illicit acts for the purpose of creating child pornography over a two-year period, federal prosecutors said.
Some homeless residents are surprised at word they’ll need to find housing elsewhere in the fall.
Children who have been abused, abandoned or left vulnerable by their family situation are at the highest risk to become victims of human trafficking, experts say. D.C. is determined to identify them before they’re lost, and are explaining the warning signs to kids and those who work with them.
Among the signs are large groups who are seemingly organized by one person, who are often silent and who don’t handle their own money.
A grand jury indicted the 63-year-old on manslaughter and assault charges. Prosecutors allege that the Severn, Maryland, man punched the co-worker during an argument over a parking spot.
As society spends more time looking at screens, experts say it’s up to parents to model good digital behavior for their kids. One expert on the subject has put together a contract for families regarding online behavior and limits.
A Waldorf, Maryland, substitute teacher is facing multiple charges of crimes against children after students reported he was having an inappropriate relationship with one of their friends at school, police said.
A grant meant to last two years is being depleted to house displaced residents of the Family Crisis Center in Prince George’s County.
An inspection of the Family Crisis Center found “significant safety issues,” according to its interim director. The center will be closed for three to four additional weeks for those needed repairs.
Though the frozen Potomac and other icy local waterways make for a serene sight, those conditions are hazardous if there’s an emergency. Here’s how a D.C. fire crew breaks the ice.