Crime: New Second District Commander; Data Analysis, Local Crime
New Commander in Town There’s a new police commander in town. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced March 13 that Commander John Branch of MPD’s Seventh District – a nearly […]
Crime & Safety: Latest Reports, Aggravated Politics and Firearms
Heightened Political Tensions and D.C. Homicide Stats Recent crime stats for the District show improvements in many categories, but not for homicides. So far, in 2022, the District has seen […]
Exclusive Interview: Duncan Bedlion, Commander Second District, MPD
What’s happening with crime in Georgetown? The Georgetowner interviewed Georgetown’s top cop, Duncan Bedlion, Commander of the Second District of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to find out whether progress […]
No Known Inauguration-Related Threats Yet in Georgetown
As of Friday, plans were that policing in Georgetown during the days before the Jan. 20 inauguration would be at the usual level with some increased visibility.
Saturday Homicide, Thursday Manhunt Shake Up Georgetown
The nighttime scene along K Street from 29th Street past 34th Street has many residents upset about the ongoing criminal activity, which includes drag racing, drug dealing and muggings.
Protesters Block Wisconsin Ave. for Hours
On Wednesday afternoon and early evening, the CVS at 2226 Wisconsin Ave. NW was closed while some 20 young people blocked the street in front of the store.
Homelessness: A Growing Neighborhood Concern
Positive developments regarding the issue of homelessness include the reopening of Georgetown Ministry Center, which is offering “modified window services.”
Defund D.C. Police? No, Says Bowser
On June 10, despite the mayor’s opposition, the District Council unanimously approved several reforms to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Police Hold Street Meeting About Georgetown Looting
Second District Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion admitted that the police had failed to protect Georgetown businesses because their numbers were few and most were deployed elsewhere.
More Policing in Georgetown During Stay-at-Home Order
Now that street traffic has been greatly reduced by the stay-at-home order, officers are not the only ones more visible. So are potential lawbreakers.