Mayor Muriel Bowser chooses to promote from within, naming a chief who has been with the 3,800-officer department for 27 years, including 14 as an assistant chief. Lanier retired to work for the National Football League.
CNN finds that nursing homes are slow to investigate and report allegations because of a reluctance to believe the accusations or a desire to hide them. Police view many claims as unlikely, dismissing potential victims because of failing memories or jumbled allegations.
Payouts have risen since the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Mayor Frank Jackson says settlement amounts have become higher in recent years as a national spotlight has shone on the issue of police misconduct.
Robert Hester, 25, of Missouri, had no terrorism contacts besides the two undercover FBI agents who paid him to buy hardware supplies they said was for a bomb. The agents suggested to Hester that they had contacts with ISIS.
Dr. Larry Nassar faces charges in two Michigan counties, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2015 against a victim under 13.