Lawsuit Asks Court to Order D.C. to Collect Mandated Data on Police Stops

(Blog post from D.C. Open Government Coalition) Police stop people in the street all the time. With 33,000 arrests in 2016, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) likely stopped many times more for interactions that did not result in arrest. Existing data couldn’t answer questions from citizens and D.C. Council members–questions such as who is stopped, when-where-and-why,…

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