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1-7-21: Letter to Chief of United States Capitol Police

Text of letter sent from Councilmember Charles Allen to Chief of the US Capitol Police:

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Update on Planned Protests by Hate Groups This Week

Yesterday morning, I joined Acting MPD Chief Robert Contee, HSEMA Director Chris Rodriguez, Attorney General Karl Racine, and all of my Council colleagues for a lengthy briefing on the District’s expectations and preparations for this week’s protests by several white nationalist and militia groups.

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12-23-20 Ward 6 Neighborhood Update

Alright, this is (hopefully) the last update from me for 2020.

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Statement on Council Period 24 Committee Assignments

Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) was asked to continue his leadership as Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, as well as take on a leadership role as Co-Chair of the Council’s new Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery.

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Councilmember Allen statement on nomination of Robert Contee as Chief of MPD

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced she would be nominating Assistant Chief Robert Contee to lead the Metropolitan Police Department. The Council will need to advise and consent on the Mayor’s nominee, a process that will be led by the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update: 12-10-20

I hope you and your family had a safe Thanksgiving. Because my last newsletter was entirely focused on COVID, there's A LOT of important information below, including time-sensitive info on emergency, one-time $1,200 funding from the District for gig workers and other employees ineligible for traditional unemployment, back payments on missed rent, and bridge funding for restaurants. 

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Announcing The 2020 Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners

The 2020 Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners: five stories of hope, hard work, and resilience in the face of a global pandemic

 

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Everything You Need For the First Virtual Brickies

"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." ~ Fred Rogers

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Statement from Councilmember Allen on resignation of Chief Newsham

The following is a statement from Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:

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Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety to Consider Six Bills

Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to vote on six bills strengthening gun laws, re-sentencing laws, hate crimes, and confirming DC as a Sanctuary City

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