There's a perception that investigations into police-related deaths are hampered by the relationships between county cops and top prosecutors — prompting two Maryland counties to agree to investigate cases for each other.
In many cases, victims of sexual assault do not want to press charges. Many don't even want to give their identities when hospitals collect DNA evidence. That creates a quandary for law enforcement officials.
Late Wednesday, investigators announced they had identified a suspect in the killings, 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, but released no information about what his motive might have been, or whether he knew the family.
Four cancer charities run by a Tennessee family reportedly bilked as much as $187 million in donations, and now the FTC and attorneys general for all 50 states are joining an action against the organizations.
At the Fairfax County Government Center Monday night, there's a public hearing where some hope to push for a citizen oversight board in light of the death of several unarmed citizens in recent years at the hands of police.
WAMU 88.5 investigative reporter Patrick Madden teamed with the Center For Investigative Reporting's Reveal program and American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop to analyze D.C.'s prosecution of the charge of "assaulting a police officer."
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the technology to remove personal information from body-camera footage isn't there yet, and protecting privacy while complying with FOIA laws would take resources the department doesn't have.
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