5PM: “The State of the MPD” Public Roundtable

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From the DC Police Union:

“Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is holding a public oversight roundtable to discuss crime, community policing, and selecting the next Chief of Police tomorrow. We highly encourage individuals to attend this public event and to share their experiences and opinions with Councilmember McDuffie and other participants.

Public Roundtable:
“The State of the Metropolitan Police Department”

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.”

6 Comment

  • With the state of crime in DC being awful and trending downward, Id like to see a serious nationwide search to find someone that can handle the complicated issues facing DC. From people I speak to, crime is the #1 issue voters complain about. There is a major disconnect between the public’s faith in MPD and that of elected officials. All these politicians (especially Bowser) better hope that things start to turn around before the next election. I haven’t been too impressed with McDuffie so far… He seems to far to the left. Trying to solve the problems with puppies and unicorns. We certainly don’t need a far-right solution, but we need to move towards the middle.

  • You can expect that this hearing will be packed with advocates arguing for LESS police, cut MPD’s budget, and stop arresting people for engaging in criminal activity.

  • Criminals need to get paid to not be criminals and/or get more hugs. Summed it up in one sentence for ya. You’re welcome.

  • As a lifelong Washingtonian old enough to remember when we had a winning Football Team, no Baseball and a properly named Basketball Team I’m not so sure I think crime is on the increase. Only in my opinion it seems the crimes have changed. I don’t remember growing up and really until the last 10 years people being mugged, bikes/scooters being stolen, cars being broken into, retail shops being held up or burglarized, and MD drivers running into Bus Stops. It was all Murders. I’m not saying none of that stuff happened but it appears that Violent Crimes are on the decline and Misdemeanors are off the charts and our resources are declining to fight all of them. My hope is we get a tough but well respected and experienced leader at the top.

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