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Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation

Kim Dine, who has led the department during a stretch when it faced several high-profile incidents, has submitted his letter of resignation.

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With Heroin Use Spiking, McAuliffe To Speed Distribution Of Anti-Overdose Drug

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign a bill that will make a drug that combats heroin overdoses more widely available across the commonwealth, where use of the drug has increased.
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Virginia Drone Legislation Puts A Veto In Plain Sight

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pushing for more oversight of how Virginia law enforcement uses drone aircraft. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes the latest proposal put forth by the General Assembly.

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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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'We Ruined That,' D.C. Police Chief Says About Relationship With Communities

Cathy Lanier says past policing strategies created an environment of mistrust that officers are still working to overcome.

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ACLU: 70 Percent Of People Killed By Police In Maryland From 2010-14 Were Black

Over the past four years, 109 were killed in police encounters in Maryland, and nearly three-quarters of them were African-American, according to the ACLU.

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Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

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.

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St. Patrick's Day Revelers: It's A Good Day To Let Somebody Else Drive You Home

Safety groups are pounding home this message: You have plenty of options to get home if you've had too much to drink.

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Does The Fairfax County Police Department Operate In The Sunshine?

In honor of Sunshine Week, an initiative to educate the public about open government and the dangers of excessive secrecy, Virginia reporter Michael Pope sat down with Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler to talk about charges that his department lacks transparency.

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Police Department Remains Under Pressure In Fairfax County

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.