City Paper is not for tourists
The D.C. Police announced the results of the latest All-Hands-On-Deck effort from this past weekend. Drum roll please….
According to the department: Police officers made 377 arrests, recovered six firearms and seized more than $7,000 worth of drugs.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier seems almost defensive in the press release. Her canned response: “This was a successful AHOD. Despite the fact that we had significant violent crime reductions last year and that we currently have the lowest number of homicides year to date since the early 1980s, I will continue my commitment to put more officers on the street.”
If crime is really that low, why even bother with AHOD? And could we have a breakdown of those 377 arrests? How many of those arrests were actually papered by prosecutors?