Monday: DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier is the featured guest speaker at the December meeting of the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA). There will also be an update from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The meeting is open to the public; you do not have to be a DCCA member to attend.
Time is 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7. Location is the Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW.
DCCA asks that you send your¬†questions for Lanier or Evans to DCCA President Robin Diener at email@example.com.
From DCCA’s meeting notice: “Lanier describes her crime-fighting philosophy as proactive. ‘We can no longer wait for crime to come to us but need to look at the history and the trends and project from there.’¬† Some of Lanier‚Äôs tactics have drawn fire¬†¬† (i.e., curfews, search-and-seize methods, a controversial five days of checkpoints in the Trinidad neighborhood of DC after a series of shootings, etc).¬† In her two and a half years as Chief, there has been a decrease in major crime incidents and in 2008 had the highest closure rate on homicide cases, the highest on department record.”