|Agency||Washington D.C. Metro Transit Police Department|
|Dates of Service||Ended in March 2019.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
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.
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. D.C. fell to the ground and Vance used the baton to choke him.
Vance was suspended by the department, pending their investigation.
In March 2019, Vance was fired.
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.
- Clarence Williams, Former Metro transit police officer guilty of civil rights violation, Washington Post, 2022-11-16
- Jenny Gathright, Former Metro Transit Police Officer Found Guilty Of Unnecessary Use Of Force, dcist, 2022-11-17
- Metro Transit Police Department honor officers’ achievements, WMATA, 2006-05-16
- Former Washington Metro Transit Police Officer Charged With Civil Rights Offense for Assaulting an Individual, Department of Justice, 2019-07-25
- Evan Pascal, Metro police officer found guilty after striking and choking a rider with metal baton: DOJ, WJLA, 2022-11-16