DC Chief Retiring for Role with FBI

Washington, D.C. police chief Robert Contee is retiring from the force and is accepting a role with the FBI.

In a statement, Mayor Muriel Bowser expressed her congratulations and gratitude for Contee’s service to the District.

“He has pushed our criminal justice system to do more and be better,” Bowser said in a statement.

Contee has been leading the department since late 2020, replacing former Chief Peter Newsham, who went on to head the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia, WTOP reports.

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