Ward 1 Council Member Responds to Recent Violence in Columbia Heights

Photo of Ward 1 Council Member Brianne Nadeau by PoPville flickr user Adam Fagen

From the MPD and Columbia Heights listservs:

“Public Safety in Columbia Heights

Many of you are aware there was a shooting yesterday in the Columbia Heights area as well as additional gun fire. I’m working closely with MPD to address these incidents. You’ve probably already noticed an additional MPD presence in the area as a part of the response.

I want to thank everyone who has come forward and assisted the police in their investigation. Anyone with additional information should please call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.

I also want to make sure people have received the information about the public safety meeting hosted by my office and ANCs 1B, 1A and 2B happening this Saturday, June 6 from 11:30am-2:30pm at Cardozo Education Campus. The topic will be crime prevention and how to protect yourself and help reduce crime in the community and it will have representatives from MPD, Emergency Services, Neighborhood Watch and other safety agencies.

I know there are many who feel frightened by the shootings, and I want to assure you that MPD is working diligently to address this issue, and appreciates your partnership in helping to solve the crime. The community working together is the best way to prevent future incidents. MPD is on the street, but also depends on community engagement and each resident sharing the information they observe.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue as we work to solve and prevent these kinds of incidents in the future. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have any additional concerns: [email protected]



Brianne K. Nadeau, Ward One Councilmember”

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