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DC Chief Retiring for Role with FBI
April 26, 2023
U.S. Capitol Police Canceling Days Off, Forcing Overtime Because of Officer Shortage
Even after a big budget boost this fiscal year for the U.S. Capitol Police, the force is still in dire need of more officers to face the challenges of an upcoming presidential election, a recently reopened Capitol and growing threats against members, acco
April 26, 2023
DC Chief Offers Solution to Street Violence: Jail the Bad Guys
"We need to keep violent people in jail. Right now, the average homicide suspect has been arrested eleven times prior to them committing a homicide," the chief said. "That is a problem. That is a problem."
March 8, 2023
DC Police Unveil Amazon Package Lockers at Two Police Stations
"What we’re hoping is if it works well here as a pilot, we’re going to take it to other districts in the city," says Altieri.
September 1, 2022
DC Library Police Officer Killed in Training Accident
Police say that at the end of the training, Retired DC Metro Lieutenant Jesse Porter, 58, fired a shot and struck the special police officer.
August 5, 2022
U.S. Park Police Union Demands Staffing Increase
“Park Service leadership should be ashamed of their reckless negligence for public safety,” Chair of the U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police Ken Spencer stated.
July 8, 2022
DC Special Police Officer Shot and Killed
Officers responding to reports of gunshots found a D.C. Special Police Officer had been shot and killed. The officer has been identified as 33-year-old Shawn Minor.
May 23, 2022
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
Gregory Lamar Nix, 52, of Cleveland, AL, is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other charges.
November 11, 2021
Capitol Rioter Gets 41 Month Sentence for Assaulting Officer
Scott Fairlamb, a boxing coach and former mixed martial arts fighter, apologized and expressed remorse for actions that he described as irresponsible and reckless.
November 10, 2021
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
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