: News

Filed Under:

Metro Police Work Extra Weekend Hours, Despite Ongoing Lawsuit

Play associated audio

By Peter Granitz

More D.C. police will patrol parts of ward four this weekend as part of the Metropolitan Police Department's All Hands on Deck program.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says police of all levels-- cadets, beat cops, detectives, will work this weekend in the fourth police district. A woman was shot and killed during a robbery there last weekend.

Lanier says the increase presence leads to more arrests. "It gives us a chance to get enough personnel out here to do more than just respond to 911 calls," says Lanier. "When we respond to 911 calls, the crime has already occurred."

This is the seventh All Hands on Deck weekend this year, and it's despite an ongoing lawsuit. The police union sued D.C. police because the department prevented workers from taking leave during the mandatory weekends. An arbitor ruled in favor of the union in September, but the district is appealing.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

5 Takeaways From The Democratic National Convention

As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.