Page Nine: A look into the University Police Department

GW has hired a consulting firm to take a look at the campus police department’s policies and culture, which comes as officers have complained of a toxic work environment.

At least three former officers have filed complaints of sexual, racial or age-based discrimination within the department in the past year. The investigation also comes after Chief Kevin Hay abruptly stepped down this month, and as the department prepares to go through an accreditation review.

Page Nine sat down with assistant news editor Eva Palmer to talk more about the possible outcome of a review by an outside firm and how – if at all – it could impact any lawsuits against the University.

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