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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dies Shoveling Snow at Home

January 25, 2016
A veteran U.S. Capitol Police officer and a fixture on the Hill died Saturday after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow outside his home on the Eastern Shore of Delaware, according to his wife and law enforcement officials.

D.C. Police Force Falls Under 3,800 for First Time in a Decade

December 28, 2015
The number of D.C. police officers in the District has fallen below 3,800, its lowest level in a decade, breaking a threshold that top District officials once warned would be dangerously thin in a city that continues to grow.

Off-Duty Secret Service Officer Killed in DC Shooting

December 16, 2015
District of Columbia police say U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officer Arthur Baldwin was shot and killed shortly before 3 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in southwest Washington on Tuesday.

D.C. Chief Urges Public to Attack Active Shooters, Terrorists to Save Lives

November 23, 2015
In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the “best option for saving lives before police can get there.” More Here.

Video: D.C. Chief Urges Public to Attack Active Shooters, Terrorists to Save Lives

November 23, 2015
In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the “best option for saving lives before police can get there.”

Capitol Police Roll Out Transgender Policy; Union Cries Foul

November 17, 2015
Capitol Police rolled out a progressive new policy on Oct. 29 for handling interactions with transgender individuals. Already, the rank and file are bristling at the new directive.

U.S. Park Police Cite Man for Landing Drone on The Ellipse Next to White House

October 9, 2015
A District of Columbia man was cited by police Friday for flying a small drone near the Washington Monument and landing it on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House, authorities said.

DOJ Announces $19M in Grants to Police Departments for Body Cameras

September 22, 2015
The Department of Justice awarded $19.3 million in grants Monday to dozens of police departments seeking to start using body cameras but turned down a greater number of applicants hoping for federal aid to deploy the technology.

Video: D.C. Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Woman

August 10, 2015
Saturday night in Washington, D.C., a woman was shot by a Metro D.C. officer after she approached within about eight feet of the officer while wielding a knife. The woman was shot once in the chest and was in stable condition at an area hospital.

D.C. Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Woman

August 10, 2015
Saturday night in Washington, D.C., a woman was shot by a Metro D.C. officer after she approached within about eight feet of the officer while wielding a knife. The woman was shot once in the chest and was in stable condition at an area hospital. More Here.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Resigns

April 13, 2015
United States Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine submitted his letter of resignation Friday after more than two years in the position.

Prosecutors Criticize D.C. Crime Lab’s Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015
D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

D.C. Officer Attacked by Ax-Wielding Man

October 31, 2014
“Unprovoked, the man armed with an ax did swing at the officer,” Araz Alali, a spokesman for the D.C. Police department told the Washington Post. “He ambushed a police officer. This was not direct enforcement. This was completely unprovoked.”

Video: Secret Service Chief Resigns Amid Security Failures

October 1, 2014
A spate of security failures has led to the resignation of the Director of the U.S. Secret Service.

Secret Service Chief Resigns Amid Security Failures

October 1, 2014
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, after a security breach at the White House and other high-profile incidents raised widespread concerns about the safety of the president and his family. More Here.

Video: Secret Service Head Grilled on White House Breach

September 30, 2014
Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

Secret Service Head Grilled on White House Breach

September 30, 2014
Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. More Here.

U.S. Park Officer Tells of His Response to 2013 Navy Yard Shooting

September 15, 2014
Nearly one year after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, one of the officers who took on the killer tells his story.

Timeline video of the 2013 Washington Navy Yard Shooting

September 15, 2014
On Sept. 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis walked into Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard complex and opened fire. He killed 12 people and wounded four before he was fatally shot by police. Nearly a year after the Washington Navy Yard shootings, PostTv shows a timeline of how the shooting rampage unfolded that day. Read More Here.

Feds Don't Track Number of Officer-Involved Shootings

September 8, 2014
A Washington Post report on the difficulties in quantifying the number of police shootings every year.
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