The Washington Post profiles Capt. C.V. (for Charles Verro) Morris, 39, head of the D.C. police violent crime branch. Morris, who appears frequently on television to talk about a crime, has become the police department’s public face of homicide.
About a year ago, Chief Charles H. Ramsey decided that the public needed to see and hear more from ranking officers, to get the view from the ground, especially in the news, and so here Morris stands, in the sunlight, or on a front walk outside the perimeter tape, or in a nearby yard, dispensing the facts as known in his Joe Friday-like staccato. At gloomy crime scenes, he wears hip and loose-fitting suits. The silver ring in the ear is quite noticeable. And you just cannot miss the braids.