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Police Step up Monitoring of Metro Station During After-School Hours

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Metro police officers have stepped up their patrols to monitor disruptive students riding Metro trains and buses on their way home.

As students get off the red line train at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station at three o'clock in the afternoon, they see Lieutenant Doug Durham standing nearby. At six feet five inches, he's an imposing figure. He says there are "countless" complaints from passengers about students behaving badly. So Metro police hope their presence will make students will think twice about their behavior.

Durham says behavior ranges from students jumping turnstiles, spitting or roughhousing to more serious behaviors like stabbings and shootings.

Metro police sometimes just stand next to teens who are loud. But for more serious problems can give them written warnings or even arrest them. Some of the busiest stations for Metro police officers include Tenleytown, Anacostia and Deanwood.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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