15381Re: [MPD-5D] Fw: Chaotic Central Union Mission Event
- Mar 27, 2013Thank you Lt. Jeter for your reply. David Treadwell, the Executive Director for the Central Union Mission stated his staff coordinated the event with Jon Mandel in Councilmember McDuffie's office and Fifth District Outreach Coordinator Fayette Vaughn-Lee. Both parties dispute their involvement as coordinators. In any event, our community does not wish to be burdened by a chaotic event that does not address our needs. We were not informed about the event and our residents were not targeted for the food giveaway. Again, residents with Maryland tags and others already shopping at Safeway were running across the street loading boxes of free food into their cars. I received several calls and video texts from irritated neighbors.
In the future, I expect reasonable advance notification to allow me to inform my fellow 5D commissioners and to notify residents here that will benefit from receiving free food; feed Ward 5 residents first before giving away resources to Maryland residents et al. We appreciate 5D officers providing special attention to help minimize the chaos; however, we support utilizing our police resources to protect our public safety needs. The paradigm in this community is shifting toward greater public safety, underscoring peace, quiet, order and cleanliness. We do not want or need hectic and disorganized events such as this or people selling sofas from North Carolina on the sidewalk ( a once yearly tradition we no longer tolerate).
Thank you for your attention to and cooperation regarding this matter.
Commissioner Kathy Henderson, 5D05
From: Jeter, Bryant (MPD) (MPD) <bryant.jeter@...>
To: MPD-5D <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 6:35 pm
Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Fw: Chaotic Central Union Mission Event
I do not know who was actually coordinating this event, however, PSA 507 members were merely giving special attention because of the amount of people responding. The special attention did not interfere with their normal patrols because that is an area we frequently patrol on a regular basis.
Bryant A. Jeter
Metropolitan Police Department
1805 Bladensburg Rd., NE.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Patrol Service Area (PSA)507
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