Legislation #: B21-0360. Introduced Sept. 21, 2015
BILL SUMMARY – As introduced, this bill establishes the Office of Neighborhood Engagement and Safety to engage individuals with a high risk of participating in, or being a victim of, violent criminal activity. The executive director of this office must report to the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. It establishes an Office of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health which among other things will embed social workers in hospital emergency rooms to offer counseling and mediation. It creates grant-making authority for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice to issue grants for neighborhood violence intervention and prevention program initiatives. It requires data collection and analysis by the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice on felony crimes. It places social workers in MPD and requires MPD to include training on preventing biased-based policing, and the unlawful use of force. MPD is also required to collect stop and frisk data, use of force data, data regarding citizens complaints as well as in custody deaths.
Legislation #: B21-0357. Introduced Sept. 21, 2015
BILL SUMMARY – As introduced, this bill includes provisions that support increased supervision, detainment, and post-release searches (with consent and as a condition of release) for persons who have been arrested or convicted of violent crimes; enhances penalties for violent acts committed against public transit passengers or at certain public facilities; modernizes the criminal offenses of assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest; provides incentives to retain and recruit members of the MPD; provides financial incentives for private owners to install security cameras that are registered with the MPD; requires supervisory agencies to include synthetic drugs into their existing drug testing procedures; and eliminates the double penalties for motor vehicle insurance violations.
Legislation #: B21-0382. Introduced Sept. 21, 2015
BILL SUMMARY – As introduced this bill expands the District’s work release program by allowing inmates from the Central Detention Facility and the Correctional Treatment Facility to participate in the program. It does this by removing the prohibition of pretrial release and return custody for inmates in these facilities.
Legislation #: B21-0384. Introduced Sept. 21, 2015
BILL SUMMARY – As introduced, this bill increases the amount of credits an inmate can earn from 8 to 10 per calendar month. Good time credits can reduce an inmate’s sentence.
Legislation #: B21-0189. Introduced Sept. 21, 2015
BILL SUMMARY – As introduced, this bill outlines what information must be disclosed between the government and defendant in a criminal prosecution during the discovery process including certain relevant written and recorded statements, electronically stored information, reports of examinations and tests, and a copy of the defendant’s prior criminal record. It outlines information that must be disclosed regarding proposed expert witnesses and exculpatory evidence. It outlines deposition rights of the defendant. It establishes misdemeanors for those guilty of certain crimes against law enforcement officers. Among other things, it requires the Office of Police Complaints to monitor information related to citizen complaints and requires the Office of Police Complaints to conduct periodic reviews of MPD compliance. It also creates and mandates eyewitness identification procedures.