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By Peter Granitz

More D.C. police will patrol parts of ward four this weekend as part of the Metropolitan Police Department's All Hands on Deck program.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says police of all levels-- cadets, beat cops, detectives, will work this weekend in the fourth police district. A woman was shot and killed during a robbery there last weekend.

Lanier says the increase presence leads to more arrests. "It gives us a chance to get enough personnel out here to do more than just respond to 911 calls," says Lanier. "When we respond to 911 calls, the crime has already occurred."

This is the seventh All Hands on Deck weekend this year, and it's despite an ongoing lawsuit. The police union sued D.C. police because the department prevented workers from taking leave during the mandatory weekends. An arbitor ruled in favor of the union in September, but the district is appealing.

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