By Jon Dougherty
(TNS) A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department sergeant says she has faced retaliation after blowing the whistle on officials who have been underreporting criminal activity in order to make the city seem safer than it really is.
According to WUSA, Sgt. Charlotte Djossou said she was retaliated against after notifying supervisors that the crime states were being artificially reduced.
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“I was surprised,” said MPD Sergeant Charlotte Djossou. “I didn’t want to believe it.”
The station noted further:
Djossou, a 15-year MPD veteran previously honored for her service by Police Chief Peter Newsham, is going public with stunning allegations about what she says is going on in her own department.
“You know you have to have courage to sometimes take a stand, for things to change,” Djossou told the station. “And hopefully this will be the start of a different D.C. Police Department.”
“Simple assault” is a misdemeanor that only carries a maximum of 6-months in jail. — WUSA
Another document showed that a victim who had been shot and walked into a city hospital on his own for treatment had the classification changed from assault with a deadly weapon to ‘pending investigation.’
“It’s not OK to lie to the community about what’s going on around them,” Djossou said. “That’s what I saw happening.”
Djossou said that initially she was reassured by Committee Chairman Charles Allen, who pledged to investigate. But now, months later, she said she feels as though her information is going to simply be swept under the rug.
“It’s disappointing,” Djossou said. “It makes me feel like he doesn’t care.”
Allen’s office refused to talk to WUSA, issuing this lame statement per a spokes-weasel: “Councilmember Allen wants to focus on this issue during MPD’s on-the-record oversight hearing.”
By the way, it’s important to keep in mind the fact that DC is a deep, blue city run by Democrats and Socialists who, obviously, can’t be trusted to do the right things when citizens depend on them.
Pretending that you ‘care more’ is no substitute for law enforcement, safety, and honesty.
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