The D.C. Police Department would really like the snowball incident to go away. Here are some internal police e-mails discussing the p.r. disaster as well as some jerks who left threatening messages:

From: Smith, Yvonne (MPD) To: Kishter, Jacob (MPD); Groomes, Diane (MPD); Lanier, Cathy (MPD) Cc: Klein, Matthew (MPD); McHugh, Phillip (MPD) Sent: Wed Dec 23 19:50:55 2009 Subject: 3D LISTSERV

It’s time to make the snowball conversation disappear.  We have received more than 100 messages, easily since Saturday.  People are starting to complain.  Technically, according to the listserv guidelines, we can put a stop to this for fear that valuable members will begin to unsubscribe.

www.mpdc.dc.gov/listservpolicy

Please advise.

Yvonne

From: Kishter, Jacob (MPD) To: Smith, Yvonne (MPD); Groomes, Diane (MPD); Lanier, Cathy (MPD) Cc: Klein, Matthew (MPD); McHugh, Phillip (MPD) Sent: Wed Dec 23 19:52:24 2009 Subject: Re: 3D LISTSERV

We should have stopped posting a long time ago. Unless overruled I agree to stop posting.

Jacob Kishter Commander Metropolitan Police Dept. Third District 1620 V St, NW Washington, DC 20009

From: Klein, Matthew (MPD) To: Kishter, Jacob (MPD); Smith, Yvonne (MPD); Groomes, Diane (MPD); Lanier, Cathy (MPD) Cc: McHugh, Phillip (MPD) Sent: Wed Dec 23 19:55:35 2009 Subject: Re: 3D LISTSERV

Agree to stop. Most of the posts now are just irrelevant opinions and not in line with the listserv’s purpose.

CMDR Matt Klein Second District

From: McHugh, Phillip (MPD) Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:10 PM To: Klein, Matthew (MPD); Kishter, Jacob (MPD); Smith, Yvonne (MPD); Groomes, Diane (MPD); Lanier, Cathy (MPD) Subject: Re: 3D LISTSERV

I agree as well. Additionally, we received over 250 emails in IQ directly to MPD and the Mayors office has got over 100. EOM is closing them with no response and we have agreed internally not to respond as well. Furthermore, for your information- we did send two of the emails to intel to look into as they contained threatening statements- one man said “I hope you all get shot in the face” and the second said “Kill a cop for christmas.” The contact info associated with the messages is not likely valid and will make it difficult to track down the writers. The threats were not against a specific district or member- just these two disturbing statements. Chief- we will provide and update once we get it back from intel. —- Phillip J. McHugh, EOCOP Sent from my Blackberry Wireless Handheld