Monday, August 8, 2011

MPD ignores alleged hate crime, Chief Lanier responds

This is not good. On the 30th at 3 am just outside the Columbia Heights Metro, a group of 5 women say they were assaulted by two men who used slurs about their sexual orientation. They were punched and had bruises on their faces and bodies. The police apprehended one of the suspects, but let him go and told the women to go home, not taking a police report. One woman said the officers laughed at them. Pretty messed up. WUSA and the Examiner have articles.

Chief Cathy Lanier, who met with gay and lesbian leaders about similar issues earlier in the month, said the incident is under investigation. Let's hope so.

Here's the report from WUSA:

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