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Office of Police Complaints Featured on WHUR-FM 96.3

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

(Washington, DC) The executive director of the Office of Police Complaints (OPC), Philip K. Eure, joined WHUR 96.3 FM radio personality Tony Richards from the Steve Harvey Morning Show for an interview broadcast on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, during his weekly segment “Community Conversations.” The interview was held at Sova Espresso located at 1359 H Street in Northeast Washington.

OPC, which is governed by the Police Complaints (PCB), is an independent District of Columbia agency that provides an impartial forum for the review and resolution of police misconduct complaints filed by the public against Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and DC Housing Authority Police Department (DCHAPD) officers.

During the interview, Eure explained the types of complaints OPC investigates and the procedure for filing a complaint. In addition, Eure spoke about the importance of strengthening the public’s faith in the District’s police.

“This was a great opportunity to increase awareness about OPC and the services we provide,” said Eure. “We want everyone to know that our mission is to promote greater police accountability in Washington, DC, and improve communication between the police and the public.”

OPC takes part in a variety of community outreach activities in the District.  If you or your organization are interested in arranging a speaker to attend an event, or if you wish to obtain materials about the agency, please contact OPC’s public affairs specialist, Nykisha Cleveland, at (202) 727-8327.  For additional informational about OPC and our community outreach program, visit our website at www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.