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PM Buzz: Public servants in trouble with the law

Ted G. Loza (Alfredo Duarte Pereira/EL TIEMPO LATINO)

Fairfax fires officer in 2009 killing An investigation found that the officer who shot an unarmed motorist on Route 1 violated the policy on use of deadly force.

Ex-cop admits smuggling cigarettes, alcohol A former Prince George’s County police officer faces a lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty in federal court today to cocaine trafficking, extortion and other offenses.

Hyde charter school swaps ‘character’ for college prep A D.C. public charter school which emphasized “character education” is changing its mission to college preparation. A name change is coming too: Perry Street Preparatory.

Electric vehicle charging station debuts at Union Station As of Thursday, drivers of oh-so-current electric vehicles can plug in and charge up while parked at D.C.’s Union Station. This blog post also provides a helpful list of charging stations in the area.

Fairfax County official blasts “luxury” affordable housing Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) renewed his criticism of the county’s affordable housing program Tuesday, saying taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for “luxury amenities.”

Could NY strategy in same-sex marriage fight work in Md? There has been some chatter among gay marriage advocates that a strategy like Cuomo’s might work in Maryland if supporters of same-sex marriage enlisted key African American leaders.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.
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