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According to Loose Lips, Trayon White, a Ward 8 school board member who was arrested for trespassing at the Woodland Terrace public housing complex, says he’s being targeted by the MPD. The police say he was ordered to stay away from Woodland, but White tells Alan Suderman:
I was arrested because DCHA police told MPD that they gave me a stay away order, which is a lie.
I was never barred from Woodland, ever. I have been targeted by MPD because when they mistreat people I stand up for them especially if they right. If the person is wrong, I can’t fight against that. Police follow me all the time even when I’m driving with my family. I was assaulted by MPD in 2006 and sued DC. Every since then I have been a target by DC Police. I have a great relationship with MPD senior officials who really cares. However, the vice unit aka “jump outs” is unethical and get away with illegal activities at the expense of people lives. This is one of many incidents. I have no criminal record, except protesting at the White House.