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A Disturbing Statistic – 14 MPD officer arrests in 2013

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2014 at 9:30 am 13 Comments

From a press release:

“Friday, January 24, Councilmember Tommy Wells, Chairperson of the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, will convene a public oversight hearing on police conduct. The oversight hearing will review policies and procedures related to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) standards, training, internal investigations and interventions regarding police officer conduct.

“We must review how the Department identifies and investigates reports of criminal conduct by police officers; we need to take a hard look at the hiring standards; we need to know how the Department responds to concerns about questionable conduct before that conduct becomes criminal,” said Wells.

Recent reports of police misconduct in the MPD 7th District have been accompanied by news of 14 MPD officer arrests in 2013 and a September, 2012 Washington Examiner report that more than 90 officers had been arrested in the previous 3½ years.”

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