Andra Vance

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Service Record

Washington D.C. Metro Transit Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended in March 2019.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]


2006 Meritorious Service Award

On May 12, 2006, Vance received a Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes "outstanding conduct or achievement that reflects dedication to duty beyond normal standards". Vance helped an upset man who had jumped onto the train tracks.[3]

Incident Reports

2018 Beating of "D.C."

On February 16, 2018, "D.C." tried to use an invalid toll card to ride the rapid transit system, and the staff confiscated the card. D.C. complained to Vance, who hit D.C. in the head with a metal baton and continued to hit him as he fled from the station.[4][2] D.C. fell to the ground and Vance used the baton to choke him.[5]

Response Timeline

Vance was suspended by the department, pending their investigation.[4]

In March 2019, Vance was fired.[1]

On July 25, 2019, Vance was indicted by a grand jury on two charges of depravation of rights, one for beating and one for choking. [2][4]

On November 16, 2022, Vance was found guilty by a jury of one charge of depravation of rights for striking. Vance faces up to 10 years in prison.[2]

On January 31, 2024, Vance was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, and one year of supervised release.[6]

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