Scott McCabe, The Examiner's crime czar, reports on one of those typical D.C. headscratchers:
An inmate who had already escaped from authorities once is on the run again after he was given a leave of absence from a federal penitentiary to attend a funeral in the District.
U.S. marshals say Theodore Dewayne Riley failed to report to officials in D.C., and never returned to the Federal Correctional Institution in Memphis, Tenn. A warrant for him was issued Dec. 1. He had been serving a three-year sentence for felony possession of a firearm for an incident that occurred in the District in 2008.
It's not the first time that Riley has escaped from custody, marshals said....
This is the sort of thing you'd expect the D.C. government to do, not the feds.