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Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal judge declared in a ruling Saturday that the ban on the public carrying of handguns in Washington D.C. is unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Police 'can't ignore possibility' missing D.C. girl was killed

Police 'can't ignore possibility' missing D.C. girl was killed

March 28 (UPI) -- Police search park near where suspected abductor bought 42-gallon contractor-style garbage bags.
Danielle Haynes
D.C. police officer charged with prostituting teen girls

D.C. police officer charged with prostituting teen girls

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A 24-year veteran of the Washington, D.C., Police Department was charged Wednesday with two counts of prostituting two teenage girls, court records show.
Gunman, 12 others dead in D.C. Navy Yard shooting rampage

Gunman, 12 others dead in D.C. Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The FBI said a Texas man who was among at least 13 people killed in Monday's rampage at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington was the shooter.

Study: Racial disparities in D.C. arrests

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- A study by a group of civil rights lawyers found black people in Washington are arrested for minor drug offenses at a higher rate than other races.
Cellphone thefts on rise, with little hope of recovering them

Cellphone thefts on rise, with little hope of recovering them

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Thefts of cellphones are on the rise, but police officials and others say the industry is doing little to help recover the phones or render them useless.

Officer won't be charged for Obama threat

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Washington, D.C., police officer who allegedly said he wanted to shoot first lady Michelle Obama will not face charges but could lose his job, officials said.

NFL player's brother arrested in attack

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The teenage brother of San Francisco 49ers' tight end Vernon Davis was arrested in connection with a hammer attack on a Washington woman, police said.

Smartphone robberies on the rise

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Across the country, U.S. police chiefs say there is a climb in smartphone robbery, which could be combatted if wireless providers could shut them down remotely.

Body found in D.C. car trunk

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- A decaying corpse was found in the trunk of a car parked in an impound lot for more than a week in hot and humid Washington, D.C., police said.

D.C. cops getting semiautomatic rifles

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Civil rights activists say the move to arm District of Columbia Police Department patrol officers with semiautomatic weapons is going overboard.

Murder charges in D.C. body discovery

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials charged a 33-year-old woman with first-degree murder after the discovery of four decomposing bodies in her Washington, D.C., home.

4 sisters found dead in D.C. home

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The decomposed bodies of four sisters, ages 5-17, were discovered Wednesday by U.S. marshals who went to a Washington home to serve an eviction notice.
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Cathy L. Lanier
Incoming Chief Cathy L. Lanier attends the Toys for Tots opening ceremony, in Washington on November 21, 2006. Local area school children were invited to take part in a ceremony where the U.S. Marines and Norwegian Officials kicked-off the regional Toys for Tots campaign. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

Cathy L. Lanier is the Chief of Police with the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC). Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Lanier to replace outgoing Police Chief Charles Ramsey. Lanier is the first female MPDC chief.

Lanier grew up in Tuxedo, Maryland, and joined the MPDC in 1990 as a foot patrolman. In 1994 she was promoted to sergeant, and two years later, a lieutenant, before becoming a patrol supervisor. Lanier led development of community policing initiatives within the department. In 1999 she became a captain and later that year, was promoted to Inspector and placed in charge of the Department's Major Narcotics Branch/Gang Crime Unit. In August 2000, she was promoted to Commander-in-charge of the Fourth District. In April 2006 she became the Commander at the Office of Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism, Office of the Chief of Police in MPDC, overseeing, among other things, the bomb squad and the emergency response team.

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