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A group message among local retailers, intended to expose potential shoplifters, was shut down following allegations of racial profiling.

Profiling Claims Close Thread

After facing allegations of racial profiling, the Georgetown Business Improvement District and Metropolitan Police Department shut down a conversation thread on a group-messaging app meant to identify potential shoplifters Sunday. The BID and the MPD implemented the group message, dubbed “Operation GroupMe,” in March 2014 to help local businesses communicate[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a first reading of a bill to reform the criminal justice system for juvenile offenders.

Council Bill Targets DC Violent Crime

The Council of the District of Columbia is currently considering the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act, which would attempt to reduce violent crime by approaching it as an issue of public health, instead of increasing police presence. The bill was initially introduced at the first council meeting of the 2015-16[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Mayor Tightens Gun Control

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier displayed more than 60 illegal guns recently seized by the MPD at a press conference Sept. 8 to highlight the Bowser administration’s commitment to reducing the number of illegal guns bought and sold in the city. The women discussed the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUPD Officers Honored For Arrest of Armed Suspect

University President John J. DeGioia honored three Georgetown University Police Department officers for the arrest of an armed robbery suspect in a brief ceremony on the steps of Healy Hall Monday morning. Officer Scott Connor, Sgt. Fred Johnson and Sgt. Joe Twiggs received medals for their work arresting the armed suspect[Read More…]

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Good Stuff Eatery Closes Temporarily After Electrical Fire

Good Stuff Eatery, located on the 3200 block of M St., will be closed for several days following an electrical fire that broke out in the restaurant Saturday morning around 8 a.m. According to The Washington Post, the small electrical fire was contained to the kitchen, and no one was[Read More…]

by May 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MPD faces criticism for subpar relations with minority communities. City activists cited D.C. Ferguson protests, pictured.

City Activists Decry MPD Practices

The Metropolitan Police Department received criticism from city activists for maintaining poor relationships with black and LGBTQ communities in Washington, D.C., during its annual public oversight hearing March 8. The hearing, held in front of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary, included extensive testimony from MPD Chief of Police[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The voter-approved Initiative 71, providing for the legal use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, took effect Thursday at midnight.

Midnight in DC: Cannabis Legalized

Despite displeasure from members of Congress, marijuana legalization took effect in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The sale of marijuana remains illegal. Having passed with 69 percent of the vote in November’s election, the measure faced a 30-day congressional review period, beginning Jan. 13. Its expiration at midnight paved[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Female Sexually Assaulted on Prospect St

An unidentified male gained entry into a residence and sexually assaulted a female on the 3300 block of Prospect Street NW on Sunday at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Police Department issued a press release Oct. 20 describing the suspect as a 5-foot 7-inch Hispanic male in his 20s. The[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Student Injured in Bias-Related Assault

In a bias-related incident involving sexual orientation, an unknown assailant attacked an unidentified Georgetown University student on the 3300 block of M Street at 1:31 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The student, who sustained injuries, was taken to a nearby hospital. “The GU student along with two other students were[Read More…]

by September 13, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Traffic Cameras Draw Ire

Traffic Cameras Draw Ire

Students with cars and those driving university vehicles for student groups may find themselves unexpectedly fined due to the Metropolitan Police Department’s recent activation of new traffic cameras throughout the District. According to MPD Director of Communications Gwendolyn Crump, the cameras were placed strategically based on data generated by the[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News