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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
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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
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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
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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
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D.C. firefighter freed from prison after conviction based on Fairfax County officer’s false claims is thrown out

A Fairfax judge vacates a conviction based on a false traffic stop, allegedly one of hundreds made by Officer Jonathan Freitag which led to flawed convictions.
  • Apr 21, 2021
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Fairfax seeks to dismiss 400 convictions in cases brought by one officer

Jonathan Freitag resigned while under internal Fairfax police investigation in May 2020, then joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Office three months later. He was fired earlier this month.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Officer killed outside Capitol to lie in honor in Rotunda next week

Evans will be the sixth person, who was not an elected official or member of the military, to lie in honor in the Rotunda.
  • Apr 6, 2021