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Body cameras are an effective way to uphold police accountability while at the expense of the defendant. The Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act of 2018 requires uniformed federal police officers, including U.S. Capitol police, to wear body cameras and dashboard cameras in patrol vehicles. What Does This Bill Say? Legislation of this bill requires […]Continue reading

What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence? A motion to suppress evidence involves a defendant asking the court for certain evidence to be excluded from being presented at trial.  The basis for the exclusion of the evidence is typically rooted in the United States Constitution, a state constitution, or a statute that allows for evidence […]Continue reading

On April 1, 2021, the D.C. Police Reform Commission released its report on the Metropolitan Police Force, which included more than 90 recommendations. Their report is the culmination of a seven-month-long intensive dive into the history of policing in the District of Columbia. Through extensive research, the report identifies specific aspects of policing that can […]Continue reading

On January 6, 2021, the United States Congress convened in a joint session to certify that President-Elect Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election over incumbent President Donald Trump. Prior to the joint session beginning, President Trump told his supporters that the election was rigged against him, and that he had actually won and the […]Continue reading

Did you know the rights of African American men in Northeast Washington, D.C., are being violated every day?  The Metropolitan Police Department enforces a designated unit, the Gun Recovery Unit, to scour the streets of Washington, D.C. every day for illegal firearms. Even though Metropolitan police have seized thousands of illegal weapons, their aggressive search […]Continue reading

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