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While cyclist deaths have increased nationwide over the last five years, Washington, D.C., remains an outlier in total number of deaths as a result of traffic accidents involving cyclists. Georgetown seeks to expand its biker-friendly initiatives in coming months.

University, GUSA to Develop Improved Cyclist Resources

The Georgetown University Student Association and university administration are planning a series of new initiatives to make the university’s campus and surrounding areas friendlier to bicycle riders, including distributing free helmets to riders and creating a bicycle lane next to the Georgetown University MedStar Hospital. GUSA has been collaborating with[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, City News, News
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Bomb Threat Prompts Healy Hall Evacuation

A non-specific bomb threat prompted the university to evacuate Healy Hall on Friday morning, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Healy Hall was reopened by 11:21 a.m. after police swept the building without finding any explosives. MPD is coordinating with the Georgetown University Police Department to investigate the threat, GUPD[Read More…]

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to expand the pool of confidential advocates for survivors of sexual assault, codify the duties of the District’s Sexual Assault Response Team and clarify the rights of survivors when they access emergency care in legislation proposed April 3. Announced April 13, the legislation[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Student Assaulted, Suspect Charged

Georgetown Student Assaulted, Suspect Charged

A female Georgetown student was assaulted while walking alone on the 3300 block of N Street around 2:44 a.m on Friday, April 21. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested the suspect after a SafeRides van driver spotted the suspect and after GUPD conducted a search for the suspect after the student[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Metropolitan Police Department’s new incentive to publish critical missing person reports on social media has sparked public outcry and concern over unresolved cases. There are 17 juvenile unresolved cases and 14 unresolved cases for adults, which MPD has mantained are typical numbers.

Reports of Missing Youth Garner National Attention

A new Metropolitan Police Department initiative to publicize reports of missing black and Latino youth in Washington, D.C., has drawn national attention and public outcry to a perceived increase in missing persons of color. The Congressional Black Caucus called on the FBI to assist the MPD in investigating cases of[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
District Sees Increase in Reported Hate-Related Crimes

District Sees Increase in Reported Hate-Related Crimes

An increase in the number of hate-related incidents reported within Washington, D.C., jumped to about 62 percent between 2015 and 2016, numbers that have left local authorities perplexed and members of the targeted communities concerned about their future safety. Sixty-six incidents were reported in 2015 compared to 107 in 2016.[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUPD Not Notified of Kidnapping Until Nearly a Day Later

GUPD Not Notified of Kidnapping Until Nearly a Day Later

For about 20 hours, the Georgetown community was unaware that a student had been kidnapped Jan. 26 due to a communication lapse between the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police and the Georgetown University Police Department. Although the kidnapping reportedly occurred about three blocks from the front gates of Georgetown — outside[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

DC Police React to Inauguration, Women’s March Crowds

Zero arrests were made Saturday when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall to protest President Donald Trump’s (R) inauguration and advocate for women’s rights, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported. The absence of arrests contrasts the 217 arrests made on Friday following Trump’s inauguration, as[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized

MPD Private Security Camera Program Looks to Expand

The Private Security Camera System Incentive Program has created a network of more than 1,000 security cameras on homes and businesses to help Washington, D.C. law enforcement monitor crime. The program, first proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in 2015, provides rebates for property owners to purchase security cameras in[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to MPD's body-worn camera protocol, including mandating officers to confirm with dispatchers that they are recording, following the shooting of Terrence Sterling.

MPD Updates Body Camera Policy After Shooting

A new Washington, D.C. mandate announced Sept. 15 will require D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers to confirm that they have switched on their body-worn cameras with dispatchers when responding to calls, following the fatal Sept. 11 shooting of motorcyclist Terrence Sterling, which was not caught on the officer’s body camera.[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top