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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/22/2010

D.C. cop indicted in drug case

By Washington Post editors

A D.C. police officer protected her boyfriend while he packaged large amounts of crack and heroin on the kitchen table of the couple's District Heights home, federal prosecutors said this week in describing a drug conspiracy they say extended from the streets of Northeast Washington to Arizona, The Washington Times reports.

Officer Tamara McGuire, a three-year Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer assigned to the 2nd District until she was placed on administrative leave in May, lived with co-defendant Arthur Elliott III and their young child with "full knowledge of Mr. Elliott's drug dealing activities," according to court documents.

Read more on this story in The Washington Times.

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 10:38 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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She's likely just the "tip of the iceberg". The MPD has a deep culture of corruption, turning a blind-eye, and focusing just on collecting the check for the least possible police-work. We need outsiders to come in and reform the culture and have firings from the top down. It might just be a good job for Michelle Rhee to pick-up, since that's the type of reform the MPD needs. Like the schools, they need to get rid of the FOP that just focuses on protecting lazy and bad cops while ripping off the city.

Posted by: blankspace | September 22, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm... I guess that's why you and your relatives live here because you feel safe due to the MPD! Now stop contradicting yourself ... as soon as something goes down you and your relatives are the first to run your scurred buts to MPD!!! KEEP IT REAL!!!!

Posted by: 0126 | September 22, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Thank you 0126 He or she will not care what I do on the force as long as I come when he or she calls . all police are not the bad guys. Because of my standards I don't have many friends on the force, believe that

Posted by: msdooby1 | September 22, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

rock n roll 0126--there are a few "undesirables" in any profession. the mpd has -improved so much in the last few years--back when mayor kelley was around, the place was a mess. the last few times i've had to interact with the police, they've been nothing but polite, respectful, and genuinely interested in trying to help. i'm probably one of the few who actually got their scooter back hours after it was stolen--oh-and fyi- for those who have had a scooter stolen, there were several in the police parking garage that had never been claimed-they said people assume they won't be recovered and never call back or even leave a number. anyway--my hats off to the District's Po-Po.

Posted by: earthling | September 22, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Legalise and end the corruption

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 22, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Cop or not, with a young child in the home this young woman should have gotten rid of the boyfriend/baby daddy. Now she's lost her job/career, and is facing jail time because of a no good boyfriend, leaving the child parentless.

Posted by: Redial1 | September 22, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

typical....

Posted by: OldSalt8 | September 22, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Cop or not, with a young child in the home this young woman should have gotten rid of the boyfriend/baby daddy. Now she's lost her job/career, and is facing jail time because of a no good boyfriend, leaving the child parentless. ***************************************************************************************Dear Sir or Ma'am as the case may be;

Officer (soon to be "former" officer) McGuire is NOT facing jail time because of a no good boy friend. She is facing jail time because of a criminal decision she made. Criminal decision(s) are BAD decisions. They are foreseeable and we cannot have people, such as Officer McGuire making such choices.

Quit blaming others. Take responsibility.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | September 22, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Cop or not, with a young child in the home this young woman should have gotten rid of the boyfriend/baby daddy. Now she's lost her job/career, and is facing jail time because of a no good boyfriend, leaving the child parentless. ***************************************************************************************Dear Sir or Ma'am as the case may be;

Officer (soon to be "former" officer) McGuire is NOT facing jail time because of a no good boy friend. She is facing jail time because of a criminal decision she made. Criminal decision(s) are BAD decisions. They are foreseeable and we cannot have people, such as Officer McGuire making such choices.

Quit blaming others. Take responsibility.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | September 22, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

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