Q&A with Cathy Lanier

Cathy Lanier, the chief of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, talked about the department’s growth in the… read more

Cathy Lanier, the chief of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, talked about the department’s growth in the twenty-three years she has been a police officer. She talked about the homicide rate in Washington, D.C., dropping to its lowest in fifty-one years, the reasons for this decline, and the future growth of the D.C. metro area. Chief Lanier recounted stories of growing up in the area and dropping out of school at age 15. She joined the police force as a single mother with a ninth grade education. She talked about her career, completing her education with two master’s degrees, and becoming the youngest chief in the history of the department. Other topics included, counter-terrorism, gun control, community policing, some of the criticisms of her administration over the years, and relations with the press. Chief Lanier reacted to videos including former Mayor Berry, a commencement address she delivered, an incident recorded on social media, and a press report. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Q&A with Cathy Lanier

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 27, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 31, 2013

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  • Jan 27, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 27, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 27, 2013 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jan 28, 2013 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Aug 09, 2013 | 6:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2013 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2013 | 1:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Dec 31, 2013 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 2013 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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