Tag: police

Shooting in Potomac Yard leaves one dead

By Denise Dunbar A shooting at a Potomac Yard Exxon located at 2320 Richmond Highway in Alexandria on Friday afternoon has left one person dead...

Your Views: Amateurs overrule experts, expel SROs

To the editor: On May 3, City Council, during an incredibly disjointed meeting, voted to cancel a decades-long partnership between the city and schools...

City experiences 19% jump in crime

The Alexandria Police Department released its 2020 report of Part I crimes, which include homicide, rape, robbery and other crimes against people or personal...

Your Views: Remove police from schools

To the editor: All children deserve to go to school and feel safe and supported. For many of us, school offers a safe space where...

Body found in Holmes Run Park

By Will Schick | [email protected] A body was found submerged in the water near Holmes Run Park at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 22, according...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Special session features criminal justice bills

This week, the General Assembly is convening for a special session in which legislation pertaining to both COVID-19 relief and criminal justice reform will...

Survey shows discontent among APD officers

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] A survey that the Times acquired from a former Alexandria Police Department officer revealed that several APD officers are unhappy...

Your Views: Communities must create change

To the editor: More than a century ago, African-American educator and activist W.E.B Du Bois stated the dilemma, “Am I an American or am I...

Your Views: Let’s share instances of police interaction

To the editor: I write today with the murder of George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest on my mind. ACT for Alexandria recently held...

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...