In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.
Montgomery County is exploring a pilot program to put body cameras on 100 patrol officers, but the county police chief says privacy laws make current implementation complicated.
U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month after more than five years as the city's top federal prosecutor.
Security cameras were instrumental in the investigation into the death of Heather Graham, but Charlottesville is now courting controversy by training cameras on city employees.
Lawyers for the embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are preparing for their day in appeals court. Could they be laying the groundwork to continue the fight after that?
The Virginia county has created a new commission to look at whether police use excessive force and lack transparency. One member of the panel is already calling for the chief's resignation.
Maryland's attorney general has recently voiced support for a bill imposing tough liability standards on fracking companies. He discussed that topic and more in an interview with WAMU 88.5
Under a measure offered in the General Assembly, prosecutors could charge dealers for selling heroin to someone who then dies from overdosing on it, and the penalty would be up to 30 years in prison.
In an exclusive interview with WAMU 88.5, Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid says she's in a frustrating position with regards to the probe into the death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna.
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