Chief Lanier Reduces District Homicide Rate

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The City Paper‘s City Desk blog has a really informative entry on exactly why Chief Cathy Lanier deserves the credit for the District’s rapidly dropping homicide rate. They cite an increased emphasis on arresting suspects in non-lethal shootings (this one seems like a no-brainer; was this really not a priority previously?), and aggressively managing and encouraging communication between all the various police sub-groups that could have information about particular gangs, neighborhoods, and persons of interest. The CP specifically dismisses “All Hands On Deck” as a possible factor.

The whole entry is worth reading, if only for the excellent use of the verb form of “beef.”

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

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