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COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ‘THE JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING 1350 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20004 Vovcent C. GRAY ‘Commitee Member ‘Ward 7 Councilmember Business and Beonomie Development Chair, Commitee on Health Finance and Reverse Judiciary and Pubic Safey July 30, 2018 Chief Peter Newsham Metropolitan Police Department 300 Indiana Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Chief Newsham: L write to follow up on requests I made and commitments to respond that you made during the morning portion of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Public Oversight Roundtable on “Policing and Public Safety in Wards 7 and 8” on Thursday, July 12, 2018. In our dialogue, we discussed the warrantless, disrespectful search of the property belonging to relatives of Jeffrey Price, the 22-year-old young man who died as a result of a collision with a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) cruiser. I unequivocally stated at the roundtable that the officers involved in the warrantless search should be fired. In agreeing that the warrantless search was unbelievably disrespectful, you stated that an investigation of the incident is underway and would be completed within the next 30 days, and you committed to expediting the investigation. I asked for you to report back in one week. It is now over two weeks after the roundtable, and I have not received a response. At the roundtable, we also discussed stop-and-frisk data, along with Assistant Chief Robert Contee. [ asked for and you committed to providing valuable data and analysis essential to determine whether or not stop-and-frisk is a successful tactic. The requested data and accompanying analysis includes the number of stop-and-fiisks executed by MPD in 2017-2018 and the percentage of stop-and-frisks that resulted in the recovery of guns. You also committed to providing the number of justified stops by the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU). I also asked for the amount of money spent on the GRU. Lask that you immediately provide your responses to the above requests to the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety and to my office. _ At the hearing, you also acknowledged your responsibility and commitment to attend meetings whereby you can have a dialogue with the community. As you may be aware, in an effort to regularly disseminate information to and receive input from the community, I formed a Leadership Council, comprised of Ward 7 ANC chairs and civie/citizens association presidents, which meets monthly. I request that you and members of your executive leadership team, namely Patrol Chief Lamar Greene, Patrol Chief Chanel Dickerson, and Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau Robert Contee, attend the September Ward 7 Leadership Council meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Benning/Dorothy I. Height Library. Please let my office know as soon as possible whether or not you and your team will be able to attend, Thank you, and I look forward to your responses. Of course, if you have any questions, please be in touch with my office. Vincent C. Gray Ce: Matthew Bromeland, Chief of Staff, Metropolitan Police Department Alana Intrieri, Director, Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs Charles Allen, Chair, Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety