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MONDAY at 7:30 PM: Chief Lanier Addresses DCCA; Meeting Open to Public

by Borderstan.com December 6, 2009 at 10:21 am 0

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier. (MPD Web site)

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 protected].

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’s 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.”

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