The D.C. Fire Department responded to more than 1,000 fires during the most intense four days and nights of disturbances that rocked Washington in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The D.C. police department — 80 percent white in a town still bitterly divided by race — found itself outnumbered. Here’s how authorities responded to the chaos. This story is part of the series, “DC Uprising: Voices from the 1968 Riots.”
D.C. police have approved the permit for the March For Our Lives event in downtown D.C. on March 24. The event calling for an end to gun violence is being organized by survivors of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida.
D.C.’s police chief is encouraging the public to be observant, and notify law enforcement if they see any peculiar or suspicious behavior, in the wake of the New York City terror attack that killed at least eight people.
The lawyer for relatives of a black motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer says many unanswered questions surround his death.
Outgoing D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier discussed the new threats facing D.C. — terrorism, homegrown violent extremist — as well as the highs and lows of her 10-year tenure as chief.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, the “help wanted” sign is hanging outside the boss’ office at D.C. police headquarters. Now, officials and even Cathy Lanier herself are talking about what to look for in the search for D.C.’s next top cop.
If D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gets her way, the D.C. Police Department will expand its police cadet program and hold on to some veteran officers who are eligible for retirement.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.