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Army captain who spied for Russia sentenced to 15 years in prison

Peter Debbins said he was motivated by family ties and personal grievances.
  • May 14, 2021

Key hearing set for August in Park Police fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

A hearing on whether manslaughter charges against two Park Police officers should be dismissed is scheduled for Aug. 23.
  • May 14, 2021

Hundreds of people stormed the Capitol. Most won’t face hefty prison terms, legal experts say.

Though maximum sentences range as high as 20 or 30 years, nearly half the Jan. 6 defendants are only charged with misdemeanors, and only those facing the most serious felonies face years in prison.
  • May 13, 2021
  • Local

After Black driver is handcuffed and arrested, Va. prosecutor says she never should have been pulled over

A Black Defense Department employee who was hesitant to get out of her car at 2 a.m. was pulled from the car by police, then charged with resisting arrest and eluding police. After prosecutors watched the video, all charges were dropped.
  • May 10, 2021

Man stabbed in D.C. jail suffers life-threatening wounds, police said

The incident occurred around 12:10 p.m.
  • May 9, 2021

Prince George’s man charged in January slaying in Southeast

Joshua N. Franklin, 35, of Morningside, Md., is charged with murder in the death of Andrew Session, 27, of Southeast Washington.
  • May 8, 2021
  • Local

After the death of George Floyd, lawmakers in Md., Va. and D.C. set out to hold police more accountable. Here are some key measures.

There has been a wave of police reform measures across the country, including in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
  • May 6, 2021

Ex-priest indicted, accused of sexually assaulting Va. teen in 1979

Australian Paul David Ryan spent 17 years in the Catholic priesthood despite numerous complaints.
  • May 4, 2021
  • Local

Man who fatally stabbed hiker on Appalachian Trail found not guilty by reason of insanity

James L. Jordan admitted stabbing Iraq War veteran Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., and multiple examinations found he suffered from "severe mental disease"
  • Apr 24, 2021
  • Local

Manslaughter case in Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar moves to federal court

Federal law allows federal officers to have their cases heard in federal court.
  • Apr 23, 2021