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DC Officer's Post Capitol Riot Suicide Ruled Duty Death

A former D.C. chief medical examiner said in an earlier review that there was “a direct cause and effect relationship between the line of duty work trauma on Jan. 6 and Jeffrey Smith’s death,” adding that Smith had “no prior history of depression, mental health issues or mental health treatment.”

March 10, 2022

Washington DC Chief Commits to Recruiting More Female Officers

Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said that by joining dozens of other departments in the “30 x 30 Pledge” — an initiative meant to encourage increasing the percentage of female officers in recruiting classes to 30 percent by 2030 — he wants to make D.C. police “the most equitable agency for women in the law enforcement field.”

March 9, 2022

AL Man Charged in Assault on Officer with Flagpole at U.S. Capitol Riot
Slain DC Special Police Officer was Mother of 4

Slain DC Special Police Officer was Mother of 4

DC police officers responded to the scene around 8:42 p.m. after they heard gunshots. That's where they found Special Police Officer Angela Washington dead. She was in her uniform.

September 23, 2021

Capitol Police Officers to be Disciplined Over Jan. 6 Riot Response

Capitol Police Officers to be Disciplined Over Jan. 6 Riot Response

The police said “violations were sustained and disciplinary action was recommended” for six of the cases — including three for “conduct unbecoming,” one for failure to comply with directions, one for “improper remarks” and one for “improper dissemination of information.”

September 13, 2021

Slain Pentagon Officer Identified

Slain Pentagon Officer Identified

Officer George Gonzales served with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency since 2018 and attained the rank of senior officer in 2020.

August 4, 2021

Pentagon Police Officer and Suspect Killed in Attack on Bus Platform
1 Year After Defunding, DC Mayor Wants More Police

1 Year After Defunding, DC Mayor Wants More Police

MPD normally hires approximately 250 officers each year. Last year, after the DC Council reduced MPD’s budget by $15 million, the department was left with a near empty hiring pipeline, which had an immediate and significant impact on recruiting new police officers.

July 29, 2021

Congressional Hearings on Jan. 6 Riots Begin with Testimony from Officers
DC Chief Links Marijuana to Rise in Violent Crime

DC Chief Links Marijuana to Rise in Violent Crime

“We have taken on a mindset that marijuana is not really a big issue in our city,” Chief Robert Contee said. “I can tell you that marijuana undoubtedly is connected to violent crimes that we are seeing in our communities.”

July 26, 2021

Former Maryland Chief Named Next Capitol Police Chief

Former Maryland Chief Named Next Capitol Police Chief

Chief Thomas Manger retired from the Montgomery County Police Department in April 2019. He has served 42 years as a police officer, having led the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department before taking the chief's job in Montgomery County.

July 21, 2021

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