D.C. Police Arrest Gang Members After Long-Term Investigation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Police Arrest Gang Members After Long-Term Investigation

Play associated audio
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spoke to the council Thursday about the department's VIP escort policy.
Metropolitan Police Department
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spoke to the council Thursday about the department's VIP escort policy.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says eight gang members from Southeast D.C. are behind bars after indictments were served in the Benning Terrace neighborhood.

The list of what they're being charged with is long and serious: conspiracy, assault, second-degree murder, and first-degree murder, just to name a few.

Lanier says these arrests were the result of a long-term investigation. Some of the crimes they're based on took place more than 18 months ago.

Lanier says this is a significant case that will make the Benning Terrace neighborhood safer, but she won't say where the people arrested today rank – whether they were kingpins or simply lieutenants within their respective gangs.

NPR

From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.
NPR

'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.
NPR

A Poker Battle Against A Computer

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

Leave a Comment

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