Please come out this evening for an LGBT Hate Crimes Town Hall Meeting being hosted by the DC Office of LGBT Affairs and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU). Presenters include LGBT community activists, GLLU officers, and representatives from the DC Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. They’ll share information about current hate crimes statistics in DC, and what to do if you are a victim of a crime. MPD Chief Cathy Lanier may also be present. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so please come make your voice heard.
The event is at 6:30 this evening in the Community Room of the Frank Reeves Center, located at the corner of 14th and U Streets NW.
DCTC has been working closely with MPD and GLLU for much of the past year to improve police treatment of trans people and ensure that trans-related hate crimes are properly documented and investigated. As part of this, we — alongside several other local LGBT groups — have trained nearly 150 officers in MPD, with several more trainings scheduled for later this year. DCTC and other groups also meet with GLLU once a month to learn about current crime trends and make sure MPD is held accountable to the community. This town hall is your chance to broaden that conversation, so please come if you can!