As officials advocatee for boosting the number of officers in MPD, experts say the program will prepare volunteers to work full time in the future.
The bill, which was defeated by a 9–4 vote, would have provided almost $64 million for the MPD to hire new officers but also retain current officers.
Officers who are eligible to retire after staying in the department for five year could receive double their paycheck under the plan.
Although it can cost around $75,000 to hire a new officer, D.C. Council members said the bill is necessary to reducing crime in the city.
D.C. Council members proposed several pieces of legislation Tuesday, from building up the Metropolitan Police Department to full marijuana legalization.
Alumnus and former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray won the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat on his 74th birthday, with 87 percent of the vote.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the final contest of the 2016 primary season in D.C. Tuesday night, The Associated Press reported. With about 80 percent of the vote in, Clinton was ahead of challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., by nearly 50,000 votes, capturing 78.7 percent of the vote to Sanders’ 21 percent. The […]
A senior advisor to former mayor and alumnus Vincent Gray was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday for obstructing the federal investigation into Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign finances.
Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced his candidacy for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat Thursday.
A federal prosecutor for D.C. said the U.S. Attorney’s Office will not file any other charges for an illegal campaign fund of more than $600,000 that propped up Gray’s 2010 mayoral bid.