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MPD receives poor score on LGBTQ report card

As Georgetown students wait excitedly (or maybe not so excitedly) to receive their mid-term grades, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) receives a poor score from D.C.’s LGBTQ community. The MPD’s priority report for the coming year did not… Read More

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One dead and dozens hospitalized after smoke fills L’Enfant Plaza Metro

Following a tragic incident at the L’Enfant Plaza station this afternoon, one woman has died, two have been transported to different area hospitals in critical condition, and 81 others were also hospitalized. The metro station was evacuated and closed… Read More

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Campus crime rates recover from recent spike

The neighborhood surrounding Georgetown has recently seen a rise in crime–most commonly incidents of theft and sexual assault. According to Jay Gruber, chief of Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), this increase follows a trend. “Crimes occur in ebbs… Read More

D.C. police to test body cameras in six-month pilot program

On October 1, the District’s Metropolitan Police Department is set to launch a six-month pilot program that will issue body-mounted cameras to a test group of police officers. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has been considering the usage… Read More

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D.C. police force on the verge of shrinking

D.C. is one of the best examples of a city that completely turned its crime around. The District halved its number of violent crimes between 1995 and 2010, and is no longer considered one of the most dangerous… Read More

D.C. proposes new legislation to provide better support for victims of sexual assault

Last week after an impassioned eight hours at the D.C. council hearing, survivors of sexual assault and victims’ rights organizations made a compelling argument against the way the Metropolitan Police Department currently handles cases of sexual assault within… Read More

Undercover DPS officers foil burglary in progress in St. Mary’s last night

Update, 3:28 p.m.: In a public safety alert issued this afternoon, the Department of Public Safety offered a few details about the event. The alert also notes, “additional arrests related to this case are expected.” Original post, 12:14… Read More

Public Safety Alert: computer and safe stolen from Darnall Hall

At 7:27 a.m. today, a University staff member discovered that an administrative office suite in Darnall Hall had been burglarized. According to a public safety alert, a Department of Public Safety and Metropolitan Police Department investigation this morning… Read More

Public Safety Alert: Computer monitors stolen from Research Building

At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday, two individuals stole several computer monitors from the loading dock area of the Research Building, according to a public safety alert. After an employee reported the theft at 9:00 a.m. this morning, authorities… Read More

Breaking: Dead body found in woods south of campus

Update, 6:12 p.m.: The body of the deceased individual has been transported from the scene after examination by the medical team. The deceased man’s name is Clark Carvelli, according to an individual who also lives in the woods… Read More