Jermonie Chaney struggled to stop the flow of tears as she returned to the Clay Terrace public housing complex in Northeast where just over a week ago, a hail of bullets suddenly rained down upon a gathering of neighborhood families and their friends as they enjoyed a hot summer night, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries to four and the death of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson. [read more…]
The American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Metropolitan Police Officer Sean Lojacono for what they called an “unconstitutional and exceedingly invasive bodily search” of a D.C. resident on Wednesday, July 18.
In what has been a recurring cycle, a slew of gun-related violence in D.C. and subsequent conversations about public safety have spurred calls from residents and council members alike to flood the most affected communities with police officers and confiscate as many firearms as possible. [read more…]
Ward 7 Council member Vincent Gray has asked for and received assurance that the Metropolitan Police Department will undertake a full investigation of an incident in front of Nook’s Barbershop on Sheriff Road in Northeast this month. [read more…]
Hundreds of concerned D.C. residents gathered in the backyard of a Southeast retail store on Memorial Day to brainstorm ways to eliminate gun violence in the District, particularly in Southeast, after one of the most violent weekends in the city this year. [read more…]
A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and two other top city officials for a delay in the legally required collection and reporting of police stop-and frisk data. [read more…]
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham launched last month the District’s Summer Crime Initiative, the city’s coordinated effort to reduce crime through strategic prevention and focused enforcement in high-crime areas. [read more…]
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched Monday the city’s annual “Summer Crime Initiative,” a coordinated effort to reduce violent crime through strategic prevention and focused enforcement in specific areas across the District. [read more…]