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How Long Should Anonymous Sexual-Assault Evidence Be Retained?

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.
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Suspect In Killings Of Wealthy D.C. Family Arrested

Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who's accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.
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Suspect In Wealthy Family Deaths Believed To Be In Brooklyn

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.
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Confusion, Fear, And Now A Suspect In D.C. Mansion Killings

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.

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Join Complaint Against Fraudulent Cancer Charities

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.

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Should Fairfax County Have A Citizen Oversight Board To Investigate Police?

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.

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A D.C. Law That 'Goes Too Far'

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."

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Privacy A Major Issue In D.C.'s Discussion Of Police-Worn Body Cameras

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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Jesse Matthew Charged With Capital Murder In Hannah Graham Case

The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty.
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Police Body Cameras Coming Soon To Montgomery County

A pilot program to put body cameras on police officers in Montgomery County is about to begin.

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