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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

ACLU Sues DC Police Over Arrest of Transgender Activist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit late last month against four D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers and the D.C. government on behalf of Lourdes Ashley Hunter, a local transgender rights activist who was arrested on a misdemeanor charge without a warrant last November. Hunter, co-founder[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Civil Rights Groups Oppose Police Chief Appointment

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham’s appointment to head the department has sparked opposition from civil rights groups for his performance during his tenure as interim chief and before he was appointed interim chief. Newsham has worked as interim chief since Cathy Lanier stepped down in September and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Considers Youth Rehabilitation Act Reforms

The Washington, D.C. Council is considering proposals to reform the Youth Rehabilitation Act after a series of investigations conducted by The Washington Post found that the policy failed to prevent young criminals from committing crimes in the future. The Youth Rehabilitation Act gives convicted criminals younger than 22 the opportunity[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Mayor Bowser Allows Paid Family Leave to Move to Congress

Employees in Washington, D.C. will receive paid family leave benefits starting in January 2020 after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) allowed the legislation funding the new program to move to the U.S. Congress for review. Bowser, who is a vocal critic of the act’s financial cost and extent of the law’s[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Homelessness Increases

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) expressed her support Tuesday for a bill to make it harder for non-D.C. residents to use the city’s homeless shelter system. The bill follows the release of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress on Nov. 17,[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

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

D.C. to Allow Local Prosecutors to Try Cases in Federal Courts

Washington, D.C. local prosecutors will be allowed to try misdemeanors in federal courts effective this month, a move that will allow federal officials from the District’s U.S. Attorney’s office to focus their efforts on prosecuting violent felony offenders in Washington, D.C. Under the new plan, the office of Mayor Muriel[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

In the latest of a series of actions to foster statehood for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called for a November citywide vote to make D.C. the nation’s 51st state in a speech delivered on Emancipation Day, on April 16. Despite progress in District independence, including a March 18[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Mayor Bowser’s Minimum Wage Proposal Sparks Backlash

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) April 19 proposal for a citywide minimum wage hike to $15 per hour by 2020 has drawn fire from labor activists challenging its policies for tipped workers. Under Bowser’s proposal, the minimum wage for tipped workers would increase from the current $2.77 per hour to $7.50[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top