Video: arrest in anti-lesbian hate crime in Columbia Heights
I also stressed the need for a fully staffed core group of the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit, and for a GLLU officer to be summoned to the crime scene in a case like that in Columbia Heights on July 30. I pointed out that in a 2009 incident involving our friend Sampson McCormick in the eastern part of the city, police responding to a hate crime not only blamed the victims but denied that there even was a GLLU. I said having good policies made no difference if they weren't sinking in with the rank and file.
God knows what if any of that will show up in the report.
Update: Here's the story that ran. As usual with short local news stories, it doesn't raise all the issues I did; but it raises the key point of accountability.