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Office of Police Complaints Host Delegation from Central and South America

Friday, September 25, 2015
Information shared on the importance of police oversight and building community trust

(Washington, D.C.)  – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) recently hosted a delegation of seven parliamentarians from Columbia, Panama, and El Salvador.  The delegation visited Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California as part of an international program sponsored by the Institute for Representative Government (IRG).    

During their visit, the group met with OPC’s Executive Director Michael G. Tobin and Chief Investigator Mona Andrews to learn more about police oversight in the District of Columbia and how police misconduct complaints are investigated by OPC.

In addition, information was shared about OPC’s mediation program, policy recommendations, and the agency’s community outreach program, which educates the public about knowing their rights and how to interact with the police. 

“We are always happy to share information on police oversight and the importance of building community trust in our police department,” said Tobin.  “These meetings reinforce that oversight is not only important in the United States, but internationally as well.”  

To learn more about OPC, visit www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.  For more information about IRG, visit www.irgov.org.