ReThink Justice Meeting Features Briefing on new Police Reform Commission Report

The April 2021 ReThink Justice monthly meeting featured a presentation on the recently publish final report of the DC Police Reform Commission. The report included a comprehensive set of police reform recommendations. The briefing was given by Blaine Stum, Legislative Policy Analyst for DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson . Mr. Stum, on behalf of Chairman …

Mayor Bowser Picks Police Official Robert J. Contee To Be Next Police Chief

As reported in the DCIST.com:  Mayor Muriel Bowser has nominated longtime police official Robert J. Contee III to lead the Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of Chief Peter Newsham’s planned departure for the Prince William County Police Department.

DC Police Reform Commission Responds to Deon Kay Shooting

The newly formed DC Police Reform Commission (more) held an emergency meeting on Friday, September 4, 2020 to receive a briefing from the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on the police shooting of Deon Kay in Southeast D.C. on September 2, 2020, and to discuss police shootings more generally.  This followed a statement …

New DC Police Reform Commission Holds First Meeting

Background The DC City Council recently passed emergency legislation that included reforms related to the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and its operations. The new law is called the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-336). The Council intends to vote on a permanent replacement for this emergency …