D. C. police to learn black history as part of new training program


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 Friday morning outside the museum.

The program, 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. 

“We are committed to accountability,” said Bowser, “to strengthen the bonds of trust between MPD and our residents.”

While Bowser did report say that crime has decreased in the District — the end of 2017 saw a 23 percent…

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