D.C. Police Chief addresses police stops and searches

D.C. Police Chief¬†Cathy Lanier¬†gave testimony to the D.C. Council’s public safety committee yesterday about stop-and-search procedures in the District and how police have been using them. Lanier recognized that police searches are sometimes problematic but also defended the… Read More

MPD Chief says recent hate crimes may have been motivated by same-sex marriage debate

In a recent interview with WTOP, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier speculated that the of recent hate crimes in Georgetown may have been motivated by the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage. Lanier, who recently told WTOP that… Read More

On hate crimes, Chief Lanier says MPD “will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice”

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier spoke to WTOP about the recent anti-gay incidents on and around campus and said she believes the incidents qualify as hate crimes. Contrary to what MPD Lieutenant John Hedgecock, who covers Georgetown… Read More

Drop a dime with a text

Realizing how much the kids love texting, what with the Twitter, DC police chief Cathy Lanier has wisely decided to let people text crime tips to the police. Even better, the number–50411–is inspired by street slang that calls… Read More

Georgetown police stretched thinner

Georgetown neighborhood is going to start sharing its Metro cops with more of the city if Police Chief Lanier gets her way. Her plan to organize police districts would re-zone higher crime Dupont Circle, part of downtown, and… Read More