“Bowser Administration is launching the Robbery Intervention Partnership Task Force to help combat an increase in robberies”

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Please join Mayor Muriel Bowser at the entrance of the Eastern Market Metro Station at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6th for a press conference to discuss public safety and the new Robbery Intervention Partnership Task Force.

The Bowser Administration is launching the Robbery Intervention Partnership Task Force to help combat an increase in robberies and to stop those repeat offenders who go on robbery sprees targeting several victims in a short period of time.

The Metropolitan Police Department will work with Metro Transit Police Department, the Office of the Attorney General and the United States Attorney’s Office to ensure that all resources in the criminal justice system are working together effectively to focus on robberies.”

Updates after tomorrow’s briefing.

8 Comment

  • justinbc

    So, they weren’t working together before?

  • It sounds like a run of the mill work meeting, but Bowser/Lanier are so desperate to show they are doing something about crime that they are making a big deal about it. The next Bowser press release: MPD HQ orders more toner for its copier!

  • Considering that someone was robbed just across the street from the EM Metro station yesterday in the middle of the afternoon, it’s quite an appropriate location. Note to the Mayor, make sure you don’t walk around with a cell phone out tomorrow morning!

    • Ha, seriously. I used to get off at Eastern Market and walk home but there have been so many robberies in that immediate area recently that I’ve moved over to a total bus commute. It takes longer with a bus transfer, but it’s more direct (and therefore safer) than a 20 minute walk in the dark.

  • Wow, this is news to me! But I guess telling the rank and file of this innative isn’t important so we know how to go about doing it.

    Hey we are telling everyone how we are going to do this! But haven’t told the officers that are suppose to do it how to communicate with the other agencies.

  • Establishing an anti-crime task force with initials of R.I.P. doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Though if they make “rip and run” the official task force motto, that would redeem a bit. Indeed.

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