D.C. police reviewing hate crime report; correction eyed
I've been told that MPD will be reviewing its data to identify those that are based on gender identity. They will be starting with this year's crimes, and working backwards. The goal was to see if they could do this back through the 2005 data.
This is a welcome development, however tardy. Last Friday, at D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson's hearing on hate crimes, I testified for GLAA, criticizing MPD's failure to track anti-trans hate crimes as required by D.C. law. On Monday, Bob Summersgill reinforced and expanded upon GLAA's testimony. Thanks to Chris Dyer for looking into the matter for us.