Dashcam video released by Fairfax County police Wednesday appears to show officers firing as many as nine shots into an SUV that had eluded police on the George Washington Parkway. Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, ultimately died from injuries he suffered during that November traffic stop. His family has been demanding answers from Park Police and their lawyers describe the officers involved as “over-aggressive and out-of-control.”
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.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a pilot program for the police department to test body-worn cameras following the recommendations of an ad hoc commission that has suggested numerous police reforms.
The spread of smartphone cameras has given Americans a ready tool to confront violence and document discrimination by police. And it’s changed the conversation: forcing parents to address the realities of race in 2017 America and forcing local police to rethink everything they do, including rolling out new training that emphasizes de-escalation and how to make traffic stops safer.
A D.C. police officer who shot and killed a black motorcyclist last fall will not face any criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Baltimore’s top prosecutor has tossed out 34 criminal cases and said that 123 cases are under review after video surfaced of a city police officer appearing to plant drug evidence.
A Prince George’s County police officer will avoid jail time and instead will serve probation for hitting a fleeing suspect with his cruiser that resulted in a misdemeanor conviction.
Fatal shootings at the hands of police and his own experiences working in emergency rooms prompted a Maryland doctor to write a book with tips on how to safely negotiate police encounters like traffic stops and how to de-escalate tense situations: “Home Alive: 11 Must Rules for Surviving Encounters with the Police.”
The Baltimore County Police Department is facing criticism for its decision to withhold body camera footage from several police-involved shootings this year.
A D.C. police officer is facing a string of charges in Maryland after authorities say he paid a 15-year-old girl for sex, then took back the money at gunpoint.
Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife. While the video is jarring, the footage offers an unusual window into how officers make a difficult decision to use lethal force.
Seven officers assigned to a gun tracing task force stole money from victims they falsely detained, wrote fake police reports, lied to investigators and filed for overtime they didn’t work, according to a damning federal indictment that comes as the troubled Baltimore Police Department struggles with reforms.
A report from the District’s Police Complaints Board found that D.C. police violated department policies while trying to breakup Inauguration Day protests and that the department didn’t have enough officers working to manage the crowds for the Women’s March the next day.
A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Fairfax County police officer over the use of a stun gun on a man who says he has cerebral palsy.
By mid-December, all patrol officers with the Metropolitan Police Department will be equipped with body cameras while they are on duty.
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