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It was announced today that the city will be looking into new legal arguments to challenge the reinstatement of the 17 D.C. Police Department officers originally terminated for misconduct. The FOP has their own arguments here.
According to Traci Hughes, D.C. Police Department spokesperson, the number of reinstatement cases to be reviewed will be higher than the original 17. She says that there are “at least 20” cases where officers were reinstated based on some kind of procedural screw up. And those numbers could increase.
Could there be more than 25 cases? “We don’t know yet,” Hughes says. She said that the reason for this new review is that Lanier couldn’t stomach bringing some of these officers back on the force. “She just reached the threshold of her tolerance,” Hughes explains.
As for any kind of deadline on these reviews, Hughes isn’t sure. “It’s hard to say. It’s hard to put a time deadline on it,” Hughes says. “It’s going to take some time, though.”