Latest from Tom Jackman

Congress to consider bill requiring police to report their misconduct settlements

Requiring police to report how much money they pay to settle misconduct lawsuits, and publicizing that data, could result in changes to police behavior, the sponsors hope.
  • Mar 5, 2021

Capitol Police say intelligence shows militia group may be plotting to breach the Capitol

Police have ramped up security for Thursday, a date important to followers of the QAnon extremist ideology
  • Mar 3, 2021

Study: 1 in 7 U.S. prisoners is serving life, and two-thirds of those are people of color

Advocates call for limiting sentences to 20 years and reviewing the geriatric inmate population to reduce mass incarceration.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Pamela Smith named chief of U.S. Park Police

Smith, a 23-year veteran of the Park Police, says she will implement body cameras in an agency currently not using them.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Teens drive brutal spike in carjackings with covid limiting school and supervision

Sharp rise in violent car thefts in 2020 has gotten worse this year, police say.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Teenager found shot to death in the District

Cierra Young, 18, was discovered in a vehicle that crashed in Southeast Washington.
  • Feb 15, 2021

Virginia man ordered jailed until trial on charges of planning for Jan. 6 attack

Thomas Caldwell, of Berryville, is charged with conspiring with two Ohio members of the conservative Oath Keepers to obstruct the electoral vote count
  • Feb 12, 2021

Slaying of two FBI agents in Fla. raises questions about intelligence and tactics

The shooter possibly saw the agents through a doorbell camera before opening fire, officials said.
  • Feb 6, 2021

Homicides rose 30 percent in 2020, survey of 34 U.S. cities finds

The report found 1,268 more deaths than in 2019, and only four of the 34 cities saw declines in homicides last year, including Baltimore.
  • Feb 3, 2021

Self-styled militia members in three states began planning in November for recruits, weapons ahead of Capitol breach, U.S. alleges

A four-count indictment returned Wednesday laid out fresh allegations against Jessica Marie Watkins, 38; Donovan Ray Crowl, 50; and Thomas E. Caldwell, 66.
  • Jan 27, 2021