Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mayor Gray's September 24 press briefing includes MPD announcement

Mayor Vince Gray's regular bi-weekly presser takes place Wednesday, September 24 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at JAWB (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Room G-9).   MPD Chief Cathy Lanier will join the mayor to announce details of the deployment of MPD's new body-worn cameras.   From the advisory:
BACKGROUND: MPD's use of body-worn cameras is intended to further the mission of the department and enhance service to the community by accurately documenting events, actions, conditions, and statements made during citizen encounters, traffic stops, arrests, and other incidents. In addition, the use of the cameras will help ensure the safety of both MPD officers and the public.

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