What we know: D.C. police officers will take a course on critical race theory and visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of a new training program, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced the morning of Friday, April 13th outside the museum.
- The program was developed through a partnership between D.C. police and the University of the District of Columbia Community College, comes in the wake of amid nationwide concern over biased policing and use of force by officers, particularly in communities of color.
- Mayor Bowser said “We are committed to accountability,” said Bowser, “to strengthen the bonds of trust between MPD and our residents.”
- The program takes officers through a day of training, which includes a three-hour lecture on black history, a guided tour through the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a lesson on U Street, where officers examine police brutality.
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