D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier

CATHY L. LANIER |  The Prince George's County native joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1990. Three days after Adrian Fenty was elected the District's mayor in 2006, he asked her to run his police department.

Lanier at work. (By Bill O'Leary -- The Washington Post)
Under Pressure |  The Washington Post Magazine made Lanier the subject of its cover story in August 2008.
A Look Back |  Lanier's nomination as police chief was unanimously approved by the D.C. Council in April 2007.

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The months-long investigation targeted back-and-forth gun violence between rival street crews at a public housing complex, authorities said.
Three officers charged in another D.C. police sting (Post, March 9, 2011)
Three D.C. officers arrested in another police undercover sting (Post, March 8, 2011; 8:05 PM)
D.C. police officer arrested in sting by internal affairs unit (Post, March 8, 2011)
D.C. police officer arrested in burglary sting (Post, March 7, 2011; 8:39 PM)
DMV AWARDS: Violence interrupts local scene's moment (Post, March 7, 2011)
At DMV Awards, violence mars hopeful moment for D.C. hip-hop scene (Post, March 6, 2011; 8:12 PM)
No search for body of slain D.C. teen (Post, March 4, 2011)
No landfill search for body of slain teen, D.C. police say (Post, March 3, 2011; 8:03 PM)
New breath-testing program promised (Post, March 1, 2011)
D.C. attorney general's office vows new timeline for restoring breath testing (Post, February 28, 2011; 7:52 PM)
Federal immigration program gives some jurisdictions leeway (Post, February 27, 2011)
Federal immigration enforcement program is inconsistently applied in region (Post, February 26, 2011; 7:28 PM)
Use of red-light cameras in Washington area increases (Post, February 23, 2011; 1:18 PM)
Breath tests on hold in District (Post, February 16, 2011)
D.C. to forgo breathalyzer testing for time being (Post, February 15, 2011; 10:40 PM)
Two burglary suspects killed in shootout with D.C. police near Catholic University (Post, February 15, 2011; 11:01 AM)
Before a shootout with police, a night of terror in D.C. home (Post, February 15, 2011)
District dropping drunk-driving cases because of breath-test problems (Post, February 9, 2011; 12:18 AM)
District ponders how to handle next big snow (Post, February 8, 2011)
D.C. officials ponder how to respond to next snowstorm (Post, February 7, 2011; 8:40 PM)
D.C. police set to increase number of traffic cameras (Post, February 5, 2011)
District to expand number of traffic cameras (Post, February 4, 2011; 10:08 PM)
Red-light cameras save lives, study says (Post, February 1, 2011; 12:14 AM)
Cameras at red lights slowing traffic fatality rates, study finds (Post, February 1, 2011)
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