DC transgender org uses Freedom of Info Act to uncover possible DC police hate crimes review bias

Friedman and Lanier -- a bit too cozy? (Photo: youtube, WTOP)

Friedman and Lanier — a bit too cozy? (Photo: youtube, WTOP)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — An upcoming independent and bias-free review of Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department’s handling of hate crimes may not be so independent after all.

The DC Trans Coalition uncovered compelling evidence through the use of the Freedom of Information Act that the review may favor the police department.  The organization disclosed that email correspondences between a person close to the inquiry, David Friedman, and Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier suggest a friendship level where impartiality may be unlikely.
The Washington Blade, however, is reporting that both Lanier and the Anti-Defamation League’s Friedman, are denying the claims being made by the DCTC, arguing that a final report has not been submitted.
From the DCTC website:

On Nov 3, 2011, at 9:00 PM, “Friedman, David” wrote:

Wouldn’t worry. The only people who don’t like you have outstanding warrants.

D

From: Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
To: Friedman, David
Subject: Re: Staying in your post
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011 9:03:58 PM

That David, is one of the many reasons I love you…. So quick

Cathy L. Lanier
Chief of Police
Washington, D.C.

Full details here: DC Trans Coalition.
Friedman and Lanier -- a bit too cozy? (Photo: youtube, WTOP)

Friedman and Lanier — a bit too cozy? (Photo: youtube, WTOP)

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1 reply

  1. Why am I not surprised?

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