Articles tagged: MPD
D.C. Council overrides mayor’s veto of criminal code reform
The D.C. Council voted 12-1 to override Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto of the District’s criminal code reform bill on Jan. 17.
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.
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.
Georgetown explained: GUPD
The Voice explains Georgetown's on-campus police force GUPD and the criticisms it has received over the years.
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
Georgetown football player charged in connection with first-degree murder
Dijon Williams, a senior wide receiver on Georgetown’s football team, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Sept. 28 and charged in connection with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of... 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
Obstructions of Justice: How police unions are the hidden barricade in the fight against police brutality
Violence against Black Americans by the police is protected, time and time again, by the unions that back them. This is how.
A Black mother’s fight for justice: Georgetown Law student-attorneys file lawsuit on behalf of Kenithia Alston
Content warning: This article handles issues of racism, police violence, and death. Kenithia Alston, represented by a team of student-attorneys from Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, filed a $100 million... Read more
City Council finalizes 2021 budget
The D.C. City Council unanimously voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020 in a virtual meeting on July 28. As the second of two required... 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
Students call for Georgetown to cut ties with MPD
A petition calling for Georgetown to end its contract with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was posted on Change.org on June 2. The petition has over 6,000 signatures as of... Read more
GUSA Senate passes resolutions recommending police reform
The GUSA Senate passed three pieces of legislation advocating a shift in policy in Georgetown’s relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and GUPD at its meeting on June 7.... Read more
MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search
Metro Police Department officers searched Mr. Nice Guys, a store selling cigarettes and CBD products on 33rd street on Jan. 30. The owners, who were arrested, deny illegal activity. The... Read more
Administrators seek to clarify university’s new Georgetown Day policies during GUSA town hall
Administrators addressed student concerns about on-campus police presence, Office of Student Conduct sanctions, and the new party registration system for Georgetown Day during an April 15 town hall. The event... Read more
New Second District MPD Commander Named
Duncan Bedlion was recently named Second District Commander of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Second District includes the Georgetown campus and runs between the Potomac River and Western Avenue.... Read more