March 2, 2012 | by WBadmin
Police log: March 2

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit participated in the following investigations:

  • On Feb. 20 in the Unit block of Forrester Street, S.E., a man reported that he and another man were in a verbal argument with a suspect over a noise complaint. During this dispute, a suspect brandished a handgun and tried to force his way into their residence. The suspect was later arrested.
  • On Feb. 19 in the 1200 block of Vermont Street, N.W., a man reported that he and two suspects left a local nightclub together in one suspect’s vehicle to drive the victim to his vehicle, which was located in the 1200 block of Vermont Avenue, N.W. They became involved in a verbal altercation and once they got to the vehicle, the suspect attacked. The suspect punched the victim about the face, head and body and removed property from him, then jumped back into a vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.
  • On Feb. 23, in the 700 block of Upshur Street, N.W., a man reported that while walking in the block he observed several males on the opposite side of the sidewalk. The males made homophobic remarks toward him. Two suspects assaulted him and threw him to the ground and took his property. The suspects were stopped by police and arrested.
  • On Feb. 19, in the 1800 block of 13th Street, N.W., a complainant and the suspect were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect sprayed the victim with pepper spray and then struck the victim with a bottle. The suspect was arrested on scene.
  • On Feb. 19, in the 2300 block of Green Street, S.E., a complainant got into an argument with the suspect. The argument escalated and the suspect shoved the victim and punched him in the face. The two are in a domestic relationship. The case closed with the arrest of the suspect.
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  • Last week DCTC’s Jason Terry and MPD Chiefs Lanier and Groomes all testified before CM Mendelson’s Judiciary Committee hearing.

    There were some unhelpful and inaccurate testy barbs between Terry and the Chiefs. But one of the more important issues raised by Terry was re. MPD’s reporting of transgender-related homicides, investigations and their closure stats. As recently as a few weeks ago, apparently MPD-SLD/ GLLU was not able to be responsive to Terry’s/DCTC’s request for MPD’s records on trans-related homicides. This is unacceptable. Chiefs Lanier and Groomes should provide that trans-related homicide information to SLD’s Captain Delgado or GLLU’s Sgt. Mejia so they can be responsive to interested organizations like DCTC, GLAA, our city’s LGBT press people, etc.

    Also, another important issue raised by Jason Terry…
    What’s up with MPD’s *Fair and Inclusive Policing Task Force* (formerly, the “Bias Policing Task Force”)? Exactly who are the members of this task force? What can SLD/GLLU tell us about it? What is its mission? And what has it accomplished?

    DC’s trans community and MPD need to stop talking past one another and develop a close working relationship, so that the kind of response we saw in last month’s trans bus-stop murder becomes the norm, rather than an exception to trans-related violent crimes.

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