Latest from Cheryl W. Thompson

Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved?

The case of the Freeway Phantom has faded into history — but not everyone has forgotten.
  • May 22, 2018

Ellington grad Lamman Rucker to host a fundraiser for the performing arts school

The recently renovated campus blew through its budget for upgrades.
  • Aug 27, 2017

Jack B. Johnson being released after five years in prison

The former Prince George’s county executive pleaded guilty to corruption charges in 2011.
  • Jun 2, 2017

Howard police officers fired in wheelchair ‘dump’ incident

Howard University officials have fired two campus police officers and their supervisor involved with dumping a female patient from a wheelchair
  • May 30, 2017

Howard University probing wheelchair ‘dump’ of hospital patient

The patient was dumped from a wheelchair by campus police officers and left on the ground at a nearby bus stop.
  • May 16, 2017

Howard University Hospital shows symptoms of a severe crisis

Wrongful-death settlements, long ER waits and inspectors’ violations paint a portrait of a D.C. institution in decline.
  • Mar 25, 2017

Autopsy shows Keith Lamont Scott had four gunshot wounds — including one in the back

Three Charlotte police officers have told investigators that Scott had a gun in his hand when he was shot.
  • Oct 12, 2016

Family of D.C. murder victim left wondering

D.C. police didn’t tell Sean Dixon’s relatives about the man who says he killed Dixon in self-defense 11 years ago.
  • Oct 31, 2012

D.C. homicides: In 15 percent of closed cases, no arrests and no trial

When D.C. police close cases without an arrest, families of victims are sometimes left wondering what happened.
  • Oct 14, 2012

As D.C. homicides decline, murder still a stubborn crime to solve and prosecute

Despite record drops in the number of murders and record closures in recent years, homicide in the District remains a tough crime to solve and prosecute; since 2000 fewer than half of the cases have ended in an arrest and only one in three in a conviction.
  • Oct 14, 2012