Topic: Can we get the police to videotape the ATV/Dirt bike riders?
Can we get the police to videotape the ATV/Dirt bike riders?
The ATV/dirt bike people were back out in force in Columbia Heights this weekend. Around 2-dozen vehicles rode north on 11th just before 7pm (and I called it in). A few minutes later, they were riding south on 14th. The police (per usual) did absolutely nothing. I understand that pursuit could make things more dangerous – I pulled over on 14th on my bicycle to avoid getting run over a few yards behind a police SUV with two officers sitting inside who probably couldn’t have done much.
I’d like to suggest that MPD give their officers some high quality cameras to tape the riders. If I had thought to pull out my phone, I could have easily captured most of their faces. Since they tend to ride in the same areas, it should be easy capture on camera. If the police come across the riders at a later date, they may be able to identify them and confiscate the vehicles.
Anyone have thoughts or suggestions on how to forward this idea to MPD/DC govt?