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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.

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DC Officer Shot and Killed Tuesday Night

Angela Washington, 41, of Suitland, Maryland, an officer with the Metro Special Police, was shot at about 8:30 p.m.

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.”

Capitol Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Woman During Jan. 6 Riot

The probe by the U.S. Capitol Police exonerated the officer for his use of force. The department said in a memo outlining the investigation that the officer’s actions were within department policy.

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.

Pentagon Police Officer and Suspect Killed in Attack on Bus Platform

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse said gunfire was exchanged during the encounter that began just before 10:40 a.m. and that there were several casualties.

Senate Votes to Award Medals to Agencies that Responded to Capitol Riot

Under the bill, which passed by voice vote with no objections, there will be four medals – to be displayed at the Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution.

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.

Congressional Hearings on Jan. 6 Riots Begin with Testimony from Officers

The four police officers on the stand described fearing for their lives as they were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the mob — and how many of them are still suffering from physical and emotional trauma more than six months later.

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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.”

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