‘Police, alone, can’t do this:’ DC council member wants to fight violence with better operations

In D.C., homicides are up 38% over last year, and carjackings with a gun are up more than 100%. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is calling for more police and officer presence in District neighborhoods. But At-Large Council Member Robert White doesn’t think more police is the solution. He thinks the devil is in the details and is proposing a new bill to stem rising crime by improving the city’s crime lab and emergency call center. On the show, Council Member White walks us through his bill — the Whole Government Response to Crime Act of 2023.

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