Staff editorial: Communication failures continue

After a robbery on campus resulted in another instance of failed communication between UPD and MPD, The Hatchet’s editorial board reiterates its call for improved communication.

Weeks after an off-campus rape highlighted the lack of communication between the University Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department, an on-campus robbery Saturday involving both departments raised the same issue once again. This incident demonstrates that even when both UPD and MPD respond to the same crime, the two departments fail to communicate effectively. This lack of communication is potentially harmful to students, and needs to be rectified immediately.

The robbery occurred on the block of 21st and G streets Saturday evening, when the suspect, who remains at large, stole a student’s laptop and fled. The victim called MPD first, and UPD arrived later, but the two incident reports differed.

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