Fatal Shooting on Thomas Jefferson St.

February 18, 2021

The shooting, reportedly drug-related, took place around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in a residence on the 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson St. NW.

Downtowner DC: Fireworks, Lloyd Austin, Nats Apparel, HQ2

February 8, 2021

Here is a round up of the latest news items from around town, including the Council’s override of two mayoral vetoes and several non-COVID fatalities.

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency

January 7, 2021

The mayor authorized the city administrator to “implement such measures as may be necessary or appropriate to protect persons and property in the District of Columbia” for 15 days.

Bowser Names Robert Contee New Chief of Police

December 23, 2020

In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in 1989 as an MPD cadet, the mayor chose to forgo a nationwide search to replace outgoing Chief Peter Newsham.

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.

ANC 2E Monday: MPD, DCPS, ABC and Jelleff

November 28, 2020

The agenda for tonight’s virtual meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E includes a presentation by Perkins Eastman regarding the Jelleff Recreation Center feasibility study.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham Resigns

November 25, 2020

Newsham, who has served as MPD chief since 2017, joined the department in 1989, moving up the ranks in various jobs, including that of commander of the Second District.

Swan Song for Trumpers in D.C. (photos)

November 14, 2020

Trump supporters gathered to contest the 2020 election results and back the president’s allegations that many ballots in several battleground states were invalid.

Saturday Homicide, Thursday Manhunt Shake Up Georgetown

November 9, 2020

The nighttime scene along K Street from 29th Street past 34th Street has many residents upset about the ongoing criminal activity, which includes drag racing, drug dealing and muggings.

Extra Precautions Against Crime, Possible Violence in Georgetown

November 2, 2020

Memories of the violence in May and June, when stores were pillaged in the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests against abusive policing, have made businesses wary.