Tag: APD

Updated: APD officer arrested for unjustified use of force

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Alexandria police officer Jonathan Griffin was arrested and charged with assault and battery on Tuesday for unjustified use of force,...

Your Views: An exemplary police response

To the editor: On June 4, police were alerted to a person in distress in an apartment building in Potomac Yard that ended without incident...

Your Views: Don’t pass misguided gun policy

To the editor: As a native of Alexandria and a gun owner with a concealed hand-gun permit, I believe that city council’s proposed anti-gun ordinance...

Your Views: Police review board is a bad idea

To the editor: I read with dismay that the Alexandria City Council approved a proposal to establish a community police review board. Why is the...

Updated: Main Line Boulevard shooting suspect taken into custody

June 10 report: A 32-year-old woman was arrested and taken into custody early Saturday morning after barricading herself in her Potomac Yard apartment and firing...

Alexandria officials, community leaders respond to the killing of George Floyd

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com What appeared to be a couple hundred people gathered outside the Alexandria Police Department headquarters on Tuesday night, standing in...

Your Views: Remembering Chief Samarra

To the editor: As someone who knew former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Samarra, who died last week at age 74 following complications from surgery, I...

My View | Mark Jinks: Key facts about Seminary Road

Recent discussions and columns about improvements to safety and mobility on Seminary Road have lost sight of a key fact: The road was designed...

City employee charged with embezzlement

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Arrian Mercer, a former traffic technician who worked for the city, was arrested and charged with felony embezzlement of traffic...

Internationally renowned artist killed in Duke Street crash

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alfredo Da Silva, 89, a Bolivian born artist and photographer who achieved international recognition, was struck and killed by a...