My husband and I were witness to the incident reported in the Post [‘Two Black moms took their kids to the Mall. Secret Service officers confronted them with guns, they said.‘] from our car driving on Constitution. We were on scene after the guns but saw the women in handcuffs, the crashed secret service vehicle and I noticed the Women’s car had a “baby on board” sign on the back and appeared legally parked. Read More
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser authorized the release of body-worn camera (BWC) videos related to three deaths involving Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers. The BWC footage is being released pursuant to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.
The BWC footage for the following three incidents is now available on MPD’s website:
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“On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the burial service for Metropolitan Police Department Senior Police Officer Keith Williams will take place at Fort Lincoln Cemetery located at 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Maryland.
In conjunction with this event, there will be increased police activity along the following locations in support of the procession and temporary road closures between 9:30 am and 10:30 am in the following locations: Read More
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From the Mayor’s Office:
“Ahead of the Council of the District of Columbia’s first vote on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, Mayor Muriel Bowser urged the Council to seriously consider several key issues that are broadly problematic for sound budgeting and the operations of our government in the response and recovery from the pandemic and the recession it caused.
Among the concerns outlined by the Mayor in a letter sent to Chairman Phil Mendelson and members of the Council is the reduction in funding for the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Cadet Program, a very effective program that recruits and employs officers who are both from and familiar with DC neighborhoods and plays an important role in recruiting women and officers of color. Additionally, the Mayor highlights concerns with reducing the MPD budget by nearly $10 million, a reduction that would result in a level of sworn officers that has not been seen in DC since the 1990s, with seemingly no analysis on the impact this cut would have on the deployment of officers, officer response times to calls for service, and on community and neighborhood safety.
They Mayor’s full letter to the Council is below. Read More
Pretty remarkable how few cops wear masks (maybe 50%). Here are two images I took last night.” Read More
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“Last night, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team (CST) responded to a call for the sound of gunshots in the area 16th Street, NE and E Street, NE. Responding CST officers observed three individuals walking in the area, one of whom was displaying characteristics of armed gunmen. Read More
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch along with members of the DC Fire and ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, announce an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast. Read More
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“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in a First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery offense that occurred on Friday, January 27, 2006, in the 1900 block of 9th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 1:30 am, the suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and took the victim’s property. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 43 year old, Landrell Jordan of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery.”
Thanks to John for sending: “DC’s finest helping a mother in need! The ducks 7 babies had all fallen into a sewer. Animal Control on their way to rescue!”
And thanks to Ryan for the live action: Read More
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“On April 29, 2020, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 900 block of 19th Street NE. Officers arrived quickly and were able to locate a car believed to be occupied by the suspects that was fleeing from the scene. Officers gave chase and pursued the car into the Sixth District where occupants fled on foot. Officers stopped and arrested 3 males, as well as recovered a semiautomatic handgun.
The case is being investigated by the Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone with information is asked to call (202)727-9099″