Within the department, officer-reported use of force incidents increased 20 percent from 2017 to 2018, and they’re up 83 percent since 2015, according to a report released last week by the District’s Office of Police Complaints.
The ACLU and the 40-year-old M.B. Cottingham sued police in July over the September 2017 anal search by Officer Sean Lojacono, who denies inappropriately touching Cottingham.
Detectives from the D.C. police are investigating a fatal shooting in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday night.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect in an assault in Northwest D.C. on Saturday.
Faneshia Scott, 28, was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of her daughter Rhythm Fields and the beatings of two other children.
Fears of terror attacks involving vehicles — like what happened in Charlottesville and New York City last year — have prompted D.C. police to institute new parking rules along race and parade routes that could force thousands more people to move their cars during major events.
Both suspects have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to commit various forms of computer fraud.
The shooting of an unarmed black motorcyclist by a D.C. police officer in September 2016 has been ruled unjustified by a police review board, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed to WTOP Tuesday.
Violent crime in the nation’s capital has plunged dramatically throughout the year, as 2017 enters its final month.
The ATF is offering a $20,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of an off-duty D.C. police officer in Baltimore.
According to Chief Peter Newsham, the department had a total of 3,821 sworn members after adding 84 over the course of the 2017 fiscal year, which came to an end in October.
D.C. police are preparing for a busy weekend of marches, parades, rallies and possible counter protests. “The entire police department will be working,” said Chief Peter Newsham.
Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham called the shooting of 17-year-old girl driving through Brentwood “senseless.”
D.C. police officials are now discussing the possibility that an officer would resign after he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a fatal shooting. Meanwhile, the mayor insists that he must go.
A D.C. police officer who shot and killed a black motorcyclist last fall will not face any criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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