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Resource ID: #17112
Subject: Murders
Source: Washington Post
Date: Dec. 3 through Dec. 6



The Washington Post investigates homicide investigations by the D.C. police. The investigation reveals that as the number of homicides in the city have fallen each year, so have the number of arrests in connection with those homicides. In 1999 the D.C. chief of police decided to decentralize the homicide unit, which has caused the unit to fall into disrepair. The Washington Post discovered that the units' files routinely are missing critical documents, and unsolved cases are being ignored.

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