Articles tagged: MPD


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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.

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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. 

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Georgetown explained: GUPD

The Voice explains Georgetown's on-campus police force GUPD and the criticisms it has received over the years.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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