DCOGC: New Report and Court Case Highlight Issues in Local Access to Federal Prosecutors’ D.C. Crime Stats

Echoing concerns in recent months in a pending federal lawsuit and repeated by a former D.C. Attorney General, a new report again cites the U.S. Attorney here for lack of transparency. This time, for failing to provide data on prosecutions of sexual assaults.

An expert consultant for the Mayor’s Office of Victim Services reported she found it “extremely difficult” to get information needed for her analysis of progress by police and prosecutors since the Council in passing the Sexual Assault Victims Rights Amendment Act of 2014. The law mandated her position and reports.