Jeffrey Nestler, Chief
Brittany Keil, Deputy Chief
Julianne Johnston, Deputy Chief
John Timmer, Deputy Chief
The Major Crimes Section is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of violent crime cases in the District of Columbia. The section is divided into four units. Three of these units are responsible for prosecuting cases arising from designated Metropolitan Police Department districts. The duties and responsibilities of prosecutors assigned to these units vary based on the experience of the prosecutor and uniqueness of the respective police districts. The complexity of the cases assigned to a prosecutor in one of the district-based units increases as the prosecutor gains experience in the section. The fourth unit of the Major Crimes Section is the Violent and Repeat Offender Unit (VROU). The VROU is comprised of experienced, senior prosecutors responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the most serious violent crimes committed in the District of Columbia that are not prosecuted by the Homicide or Sex Offense sections.