The Fall of Police Chief Larry Soulsby
Luxury Apartment Allegedly for Soulsby.
A luxury apartment rented under fraudulent circumstances was "obtained primarily to serve as the residence of then-police chief Larry D. Soulsby, officials said. Controversy over the arrangement had helped lead to Soulsby's resignation.
Soulsby Friend Allegedly Acted Alone.
Investigators believe that Lt. Jeffery S. Stowe, a close friend and roommate of Soulsby, acted alone when he allegedly carried out extortion plots against men seen at gay bars.
Soulsby Brought Himself Down.
During his tenure, Soulsby repeatedly claimed that he was unaware of corruption and problems in the police department. In the end, that pattern led to his departure.
Soulsby, already under fire for numerous problems within the D.C. police department, resigned following revelations that he was living in a luxury apartment rented under false pretenses.
Chief's Friend Accused of Extortion.
Lt. Jeffery S. Stowe, the D.C. police lieutenant charged with investigating extortion plots, was arrested and charged with carrying out his own extortion plots against men who frequent gay bars.
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