DC crime legislation victories and failures over the years

The D.C. Council began debating the latest crime legislation this week, with several of the council members raising concerns about possible civil rights violations and a rollback in police accountability measures.

The Secure DC Omnibus bill was introduced on Jan. 10 by Councilwoman Brooke Pinto, combining months of proposals and individual crime bills from council members and Mayor Muriel Bowser. It unanimously passed the council’s judiciary committee but is now undergoing what is expected to be another week of review before it comes to a vote on Feb. 6.

The D.C. Council has faced recent victories when it comes to passing public safety legislation, but it has also experienced heavy criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill who blame Democratic leaders for rising crime in the district.

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