“In 2017, we experienced a reduction in every single crime category,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said Tuesday.
Nearly three years after D.C.’s DNA lab lost its accreditation, the Department of Forensic Science is back up to speed and unlike other cities its size, D.C. has no rape kit backlog, officials say.
James Mayfield eluded police for four months, until the day after Christmas when, police said, he went on a crime spree.
In an effort to ensure unused prescription opioids don’t fall into the wrong hands, five new opioid drop-off points have been set up throughout D.C.
A body found in the driveway of an abandoned house in Northeast D.C. may be that of a woman who was reported missing the day after Thanksgiving, D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham said Tuesday.
A man died Friday morning after being shot in a parking lot on the campus of the former Walter Reed Medical Center, and the suspect has been arrested and charged, D.C. police said.
D.C. is cracking down on robberies and thieves who steal packages off porches and also creating safe places for people to exchange goods they buy online this holiday season.
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.
Complaints against the D.C. police have spiked in the last year, but both the police chief and the department which tracks complaints believe it has little to do with officer behavior.
Whether you’re taking kids trick-or-treating Tuesday or planning to hit the town, D.C. police want everyone to know about road closures and safe ways to get home on Halloween.
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.
Compared to the summer months in 2016, robberies were down 30 percent and homicides were down 12 percent this summer, public safety officials said at a D.C. Council hearing Wednesday.
A 10-member team of D.C. police officers, all with ties to Puerto Rico, is being sent to the hurricane-devastated island to help with recovery efforts.
A 16-year-old described as “an excellent student and aspiring athlete” was killed in an attempted robbery in Northeast D.C. Wednesday night, and police said he fatally stabbed the suspect while trying to defend himself.
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