Police Chief Lanier will resign to take over as head of security for the National Football League, ending 26 years on the force.
Aug. 16, 2016D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, right, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser walk down the hall to announce Lanier’s resignation at a news conference at the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post
An investigation of District homicide statistics shows that the much-touted 94 percent closure rate is the result of a statistical mishmash that makes things seem better than they are, according to records reviewed by The Post.