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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

As decades of development and changing demographics have transformed large parts of Washington, crime in the District has also evolved. But even though homicide rates are down considerably from highs in the early 1990s, the nature of police work in D.C. remains a complex challenge. Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins Kojo in the studio to discuss her most pressing concerns about keeping District residents safe and the solutions she's pursuing to further reduce crime in the city.

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Cathy Lanier, chief of Metropolitan Police Department, addressed controversy over the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk program. Lanier said it can be a "valuable tool," but said the impact of the policy is unclear. "There is a legitimate and valid reason for stop and frisk," Lanier said.


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