DC council member assembles U Street nightlife task force

Ward 1 Council member Brianne Nadeau has created a task force to address “violence and vitality” along D.C.’s U Street corridor.

Recent incidents have included a Saturday night stabbing and an early Sunday morning double shooting.

“Since my time on the (Advisory Neighborhood Commission), I have been working to support a vibrant U Street corridor that is welcoming and safe for residents, businesses and visitors, and a continuation of the legacy of ‘Black Broadway,’” Nadeau said in a news release. “It’s clear we need better coordination and resources to address the serious safety issues that persist.”

The task force will include community leaders, representatives from the police department, the attorney general’s office and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory Agency.

“I know we can solve the problems we are facing,” Nadeau said.

The task force is expected to convene in June and have a series of meetings.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow WTOP on Twitter and Instagram to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2022 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up