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RICHARD SCHOFIELD THE HOYA | Since Jan. 1, 2019, there have been 12 Washington D.C. homicides. A representative for the Maryland Police Department attributed the increased homicide rates to frequent use of guns.

DC Experienced Record-High Homicide Rates Early in 2019

Washington, D.C., experienced 12 homicides as of Jan. 17, more than double the number reported at this time in 2018, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The homicide data follows the deadliest year in D.C. in a decade, with the exception of 2015, according to MPD’s website.  Increases in the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Woman Shot in Georgetown

Woman Shot in Georgetown

A woman shot at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street was located by police near 20th and L streets Oct. 11 around 10:30 p.m., according to Metropolitan Police Department Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while sitting in the passenger seat of[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced last week. Following more than a year of negotiations, the new contract offers union members increased[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department received more reports of sexual assault this summer than they did last summer.

Sexual Assault Reports Rise in the District and on Campus

The total number of reported cases of sexual assault in Washington, D.C. this summer increased by 3 percent from last summer, according to data from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Every district except for the First District had an increase in reported instances of sexual assault, according to an Aug.[Read More…]

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Three civil rights organizations in the District are suing the Metropolitan Police Department for allegedly failing to record stop and frisk data.

Civil Rights Groups Accuse MPD of Failing to Record Police Stops

Three civil rights groups are accusing the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department of violating the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act, which mandates every police officer to record any interactions with residents to prevent racial bias incidents. Black Lives Matter D.C., the Stop Police Terror Project D.C. and the American Civil[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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

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
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