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FY22 Oversight Testimony: Metropolitan Police Department

February 17, 2022

Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Danielle Robinette testified before the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety about the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s performance this past year. In particular, she encouraged the Committee to press MPD for clear answers regarding their planning for the scheduled phase out of SROs beginning July 1, 2022. Danielle also emphasized that the removal of SROs should be be paired with an investment in programming and supports for students that will create safe schools without the need for police.