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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.

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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.

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.”

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.

Senators Unveil Competing Bills to Fund Capitol Police

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced a $3.6 billion measure, which would direct $679.3 million toward Capitol Police and related security efforts. Meanwhile, the panel's ranking Republican, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, unveiled a much smaller $632.9 million package to direct funds just to Capitol Police and the National Guard.

Officer, Champion Boxer Spends Her Own Money on Scholarships

Annually, Fort Myers seniors submit essays to the Tiara Brown Academic and Athletic Scholarship.

Russian Cybercriminals Releases Personal Information of Some DC Officers

The Babuk group said on its website late Monday that it would release “all the data” it stole from the Washington police department if it did not “raise the price.”

Probationary DC Officer Fired Over Patrol Vehicle Racing Incident

Acting police chief Robert J. Contee III, speaking at a news conference, called the incident “embarrassing,” adding, “It’s certainly something that I do not tolerate.”

DC Police Hit by Russian Ransomware Attack

The Babuk group, a relatively new ransomware gang, said on its website that it had "downloaded a sufficient amount of information from your internal networks" and gave the police three days to contact it or "we will start to contact gangs in order to drain the informants."

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DC Officers Accused of Destroying Patrol Cars in On-Duty Street Race

The four officers — two in each vehicle — were treated for injuries at hospitals. Police said the vehicles were totaled.

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