It took SpotlightDC’s support, FOIA requests and months of digging for Mitch Ryals to expose MPD officers who repeatedly abused their power, physically and verbally harassed lawful residents, yet received scant discipline. “Terrorizing misconduct,” says a Public Defender Service general counsel, and Ryals report the details to back her up. From grabbing hair to breaking jaws, bad cops poisoned the relationships between officers and DC residents – with few consequences. Read the stories below: