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D.C. Officials to Hold Safety Walk With Hill East Residents After Recent Crime

by Daniel Levitt — August 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm 3 Comments

Police carLocals in Hill East will have the opportunity to walk with D.C. officials through their neighborhood as part of an effort by the District to help residents feel safer after recent violent crime in the area.

The walk is scheduled to start at Eastern High School (1700 East Capitol St. NE) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will run until 7 p.m., when police will hold a community meeting at Liberty Baptist Church (527 Kentucky Ave. SE).

ANC 6B commissioners, as well as representatives of the Metropolitan Police Department, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Department of Behavioral Health and Department of Human Services, will participate.

The safety walk is set to come less than a month after two shootings and a stabbing in Hill East.

“Engage and get questions answered from D.C. government officials, get safety tips and facts, meet your neighbors, feel safe in your neighborhood and get your steps,” an announcement for the event says.

  • Concerned Resident.

    A “walk” during normal hours, and then another meeting of excuses. What the heck is that?
    Weak, very weak and laughable response.

    • AR

      Now everyone pick a buddy and make sure to hold hands when crossing the street!

  • AR

    This is the lamest excuse for real police work I’ve seen in a very long time. Unless at the end of the walk there’s a massive line up of suspects and people can safely pick out who robbed them recently, now that’d be worthwhile. DC you never seem to disappoint me with just how sad you can be sometimes.

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