Articles tagged: D.C. police
Small number of D.C. residents at statistically high risk of perpetrating gun violence, study finds
The District ranks first in gun homicides relative to the rest of the U.S., and a fatal shooting on M St. increased attention on gun violence.
The D.C. Peace Team is a homegrown alternative to the police
The DC Peace Team offers a model of security without armed force, one based on de-escalation, community trust, and restorative justice.
How “Fortress D.C.” became a military barracks
Steel barbs still rest atop the barrier that now surrounds the People’s House. Armored trucks still crowd the streets. Even as 10 weeks have passed since pro-Trump white supremacists raided... Read more
Mayor Bowser appoints new MPD police chief
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointee Robert J. Contee III replaced outgoing Peter Newsham as chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
D.C. police union sues city government after overtime pay dispute
The D.C. police union filed a civil lawsuit against the city government on behalf of more than 1,000 officers on Oct. 5.
Georgetown Law School’s ABLE Program provides intervention training to law enforcement agencies
Georgetown ABLE Project is providing peer intervention training to law enforcement in police departments across the country.
D.C. police claim Georgetown football player helped orchestrate fatal robbery
The Georgetown senior wide-receiver who was arrested late last month on the charge of first-degree murder while armed, Dijon Williams, was involved with a robbery that led to the killing... Read more
Sharp D.C. homicide spike as total crime rates go down
In early July, D.C.’s homicide rate gained attention as the murder count for the District exceeded 100 people. That number was 23 percent higher than the homicide count in D.C.... Read more
D.C. City Council approves cuts to MPD funding
The D.C. City Council passed a $15 million cut to the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) funding in a unanimous vote on July 23 as a part of the city’s $16.8... Read more
Stop Police Terror Project’s petition to end stop-and-frisk in D.C.
Over 1,000 D.C. residents have signed a petition created by the organization Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. (SPTDC) that calls for the D.C. government to end the police practice of stop-and-frisk. ... Read more