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D.C. Police Unveil 24/7 ‘Community Outreach Post’ Near Site of Recent Shooting in Shaw

by Tim Regan August 12, 2015 at 6:15 pm 1 Comment

MPD Tent at 7th and O streets NW

In response to last night’s shooting near 7th and O streets NW, MPD’s Third District announced the unveiling of a new 24-hour “community outreach post” near the intersection where the crime occurred.

Officers “familiar with the ongoing problems of the area” will man a tent structure on the 700 block of O Street NW day and night to answer questions, take reports and hand out safety pamphlets.

Additionally, Third District Lieutenant Deborah Pearce will be at the location Tuesday through Saturday, 6-8:00 p.m.

“The citizens of the District of Columbia and the dedicated officers of the Third District, working together, can end the violence and continue the progress that has been ongoing over the past several years,” said Pearce in a press release.

Image via MPD

Comments (1)

  1. Nothing screams, “Temporary Police Protection” like a tent.

    Stop the homophobic/ transphobic policing in Shaw and 3D…
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/clip/11724149/mayor-bowser-addresses-lack-of-police-alert-about-violent-slashing

    And, citywide, let’s return to true Community Policing at the PSA/ neighborhood levels, with regular PSA meetings, so this kind of amateurish, keystone cops spectacle does not have to be repeated anywhere.

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