Staff editorial: A troubling lack of communication

In reaction to lack of information about a sexual assault that occurred just off campus, The Hatchet’s editorial board calls for better communication between D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and GW’s University Police Department.

Early Wednesday morning, a woman was raped one block from campus. Though D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department initially responded, members of MPD did not immediately notify the University Police Department. It is both disturbing and deplorable that a violent crime occurred so close to students, but UPD did not find out about the crime right away. While we understand that MPD processes many calls from all around the District, this gaping hole in communication between two police forces in close proximity to each other is dangerous, and needs to be closed.

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