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Office of Police Complaints Releases FY21 Mid-Year Report

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Report highlights the agency’s FY21 mid-year performance

(Washington, DC) – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) and its governing body, the Police Complaints Board (PCB) today released its Fiscal Year 2021 Mid-Year Report. This report includes data on complaints investigated by OPC in the first half of FY21.

From October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, OPC investigated 776 complaints and opened 22 percent more investigations than in the first half of FY20. Additionally, in 38 percent of OPC cases there was body-worn camera misuse, reflecting a 4 percent increase from FY20.

OPC also published three recommendations in the first half of FY21 to help update and improve the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) policies and procedures. The agency’s most recent recommendation reviewed and reexamined the status of policy reports and recommendations made in FY19 and 2015-2018 to MPD.

To view the full report, visit www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.