Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on Fatal Shooting by a Metropolitan Police Department Officer on August 25, 2021
The following is a statement from DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, regarding yesterday’s fatal shooting by the Metropolitan Police Department:
For nearly every student in DCPS or a DC Public Charter School, back to school is underway or begins next Monday. And while last spring and early summer showed a lot of reasons to be hopeful in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, we're in a very different place today.
Here's the text of a letter sent from Councilmember Charles Allen to DC Department of Transportation Director Lott:
Here's some more info on DC government's new vaccine mandate.
Welcome to August. Normally the month when DC and Ward 6 tends to quiet down for vacation or a little slower pace, this year feels a little more uncertain.
Council Puts Forward $11 Million Investment in Additional Police Officers and Expanded Violence Prevention Programs
In response to a request for $11 million for additional funding for police officers from Mayor Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, are proposing a compromise package of investments, with support from a majority of the Council.
Councilmembers Allen, Nadeau and Lewis George to Propose Budget Amendment to Transform Childcare, End Homelessness for Thousands, and Launch a Monthly Basic Income
The last 24 hours have been both heartbreaking and alarming for all of us. DC has experienced two shootings that highlight in different ways the traumatic and cruel nature of gun violence. I'm reaching out today to share the latest information I have for both, and to share the bigger picture of what the Council and the Mayor have been working toward on both responding to and working to prevent gun violence.
Includes Historic Investments in Gun Violence Prevention, Doubles Restorative Justice Programs, and Expansion of Rights for Voters
For nearly a year, we've talked about what a recovery should look like as DC emerges from the pandemic. We are now in the critical few weeks when a lot of important decisions are going to get made.