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  • Greene, Lamar (MPD)
    The Fifth District has experienced a spike in violent crime recently. We have put together a plan and are imlementing the various steps to reduce the violence
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      Re: [MPD-5D] TEXT VERSION: Press Release: CM Thomas Calls for Declaration of ...

      The Fifth District has experienced a spike in violent crime recently.  We have put together a plan and are imlementing the various steps to reduce the violence and increase visibility. 

      We need the community to be our eyes and ears and report all suspicious activity occurring with in the community.  The last homicide that occurred on 19th street was a tragic event, and we have developed a suspect in that case.  As the investigation progresses we will keep the community informed.  

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      Subject:        Re: [MPD-5D] TEXT VERSION: Press Release: CM Thomas Calls for Declaration of ...

      Good Evening All:

      Declaring a crime emergency means little if it is not defined by targeting 
      specific resources and a specific action plan. We need more than a wait and see
       approach and a reference to what may have worked before. Clearly Ward 5 is 
      besieged by violent crime. We had a shooting last week in the 1200 block of
      18th  Place, NE and last night a homicide at 800 blk 19th St, NE disrupted  our
      community. Other parts of the Ward are also suffering the negative impact of 
      violent crime. Instead  of a vague crime emergency consider a specific plan 
      that would include;

                    1.  immediately  deploying additional manpower to areas within
      PSA's that have been recently hit
                         by violent crime

                    2.  suspending  officers' days off on a rolling basis beginning
      with the PSA with the highest  crime
                         rate  instead of suspending all officer's days off. The
      increased law enforcement  presence will
                          make our neighborhoods safer without disrupting officer
      morale.

                     3.  temporarily deploying officers from other Police Districts
      to increase  police presence
                        in  areas hardest hit by violent crime, including using
      power shift and focus  mission resources
                         and the light tower

                     4.  immediately deploying detectives to areas where a homicide
      has  occurred to get information
                          leading to an arrest or arrests; closing a case with a
      viable arrest serves as a  significant
                          deterrent to crime

                     5.  identify landlords that have tenants that are involved in
      criminal  activities; DCRA,
                          US Attorney's Office and the Office of the Attorney
      General should  collaborate  to take action
                          against such property owners up to and including "Civil
      Forfeiture" ; accelerate  serving any
                          warrants against such tenants where applicable

      Finally, we need a real plan that re

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