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A full calendar of events were held from May 10-16; here are scenes from this year’s commemorative events
“The SLB is all about having officers who understand and mirror the communities that they serve.”
Since the D.C. Council voted in 2020 to cut the police budget by $15 million, there has been a historic increase in violent crime
“I think that age has nothing to do with it,” Michael Smith said. “If you’re … willing to really dedicate the time necessary to fulfill this opportunity … you can do it. I’m a prime example”
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported that the officers’ injuries appear to be non life-threatening
The suspect ran at officers with a long, metal object that officers believed to be a knife
As the man jumped out of the ambulance, he assaulted a police officer and refused commands to drop a metal object
“We know that driving down crime requires us to send a clear message that if you make our city less safe, if you bring violence to our community, you will be held accountable,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stated
The COPS Office and NPI held meetings with law enforcement leaders and civil rights organizations to aid in the research process
The idea is to boost resources for violence prevention programs, which have been overwhelmed in some cities
“Many will often look at this data and just see numbers, but we MUST remember that they represent heroes—fathers, mothers, sons and daughters,” the national FOP president stated