On hate crimes, Chief Lanier says MPD “will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice”

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier spoke to WTOP about the recent anti-gay incidents on and around campus and said she believes the incidents qualify as hate crimes.

Contrary to what MPD Lieutenant John Hedgecock, who covers Georgetown and Burleith, told the Advisory Neighborhood Commission yesterday, Lanier says MPD will be pursing the cases.

Lanier told WTOP:

“These assaults, on or off campus are a serious concern for us. We will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice. We have aggressive laws in the District to prosecute hate crimes to the fullest extent of the law, and we intend to use them.”

According to WTOP, MPD is encouraging anyone with information about the incidents to come forward.

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