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Today, the D.C. Police Department announced the latest results of its All Hands On Deck effort which lasted from 6 a.m. on June 5 to 6 a.m. on June 7. For those unfamiliar with AHOD, the program just means that for a given weekend all available sworn officers are put on patrol. It’s also one of Chief Cathy Lanier‘s big projects. This latest law enforcement ramp up netted 510 arrests. The arrests numbers are way up from the previous AHOD’s 377 arrests.
But D.C. Police did not provide a breakdown of those arrests. They’ve just offered the bulk number.
Thankfully, the U.S. Attorney’s Office just provided City Desk with a breakdown of cases filed—-or not filed—-during the June 5-June 7 time period. This does not include the various minor charges that would have been filed with the Office of Attorney General.
The numbers are up to your interpretation. Was this a good AHOD or a bad AHOD?
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office:
For June 5, there were eight felony cases, 36 misdemeanor cases, and four fugitive cases. Twenty-three cases were no papered meaning prosecutors declined to go forward with those cases.
For June 6, there were 13 felony cases, 54 misdemeanor cases, six fugitive cases and 32 cases that were no papered.
For June 8, there were 23 felony cases, 56 misdemeanor cases, six fugitive cases, and 30 cases that were no papered.
So this means that there were 85 citizens who got arrested, sat in a lockup or at the D.C. Jail, and waited through arraignment court on charges that were eventually thrown out.