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Office of Police Complaints Prepares to Monitor March for Science Protest

Friday, April 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC), under the authority granted to its governing body, the Police Complaints Board (PCB), will monitor and evaluate the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) handling of the March for Science protest demonstration on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  

OPC Assembly Observers will operate in two teams along the Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue, NW, and Union Square.  In addition, Observers will clearly be identifiable with black and silver jackets that display OPC’s logo on the front and the letters “OPC” on the back as well as arm bands with the label “Assembly Observer” printed on them.  In addition, OPC Observers will be equipped with video/audio recorders and agency business cards.

Anyone who experiences or observes police misconduct during the March for Science should file a complaint directly through OPC’s website at or call the agency’s 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-866-588-0569.

For additional information or questions, please contact OPC at (202) 727-3838 or follow us on Facebook at