ACLU D.C.: Rights Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Two-Year Delay in Implementing Data Collection Requirement

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Black Lives Matter D.C., Stop Police Terror Project D.C., and the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia sent a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser and filed a Freedom of Information Act request today with a twofold demand: that the Metropolitan Police Department provide the stop-and-frisk data it has been required to collect since 2016 under the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results (NEAR) Act or, if MPD has failed to implement the law, that it provide its plans and timetables for doing so.  The groups will take legal action if MPD does not provide either the legally required data or a concrete plan to implement the data collection requirement in the immediate future.

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Caroline Philips