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Office of Police Complaints Welcomes 2015 Summer Intern Class

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Internship program provides students with experience in the field of police oversight

(Washington, DC)  – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is pleased to welcome three college interns and two law clerks into its 2015 internship class.

Since OPC’s inception in 2001, the agency’s internship program has provided students with the opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge and experience in the area of police accountability and oversight. 

OPC’s investigative interns will assist experienced investigators with police misconduct investigations by reviewing and collecting evidence.  The public affairs intern will assist with responding to information requests from the public and conducting community outreach events.  The law clerks will conduct legal research and write on issues related to police misconduct.

“OPC interns are committed to improving community trust with the police department,” said Michael G. Tobin, OPC’s executive director.  “They are also committed to advancing professionally and academically in the field of police oversight.”

The 2015 summer interns are:


Cekeithia Barnes, rising senior, Bowie State University
Adrian Schwerdt, 2015 graduate, George Washington University

Public Affairs

Lauren Washington, rising senior, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Law Clerk

TalorMarie Rudolph, rising third year, Marquette University Law School
Michelle Stilwell, rising third year, Pepperdine University School of Law 

For more information about OPC’s internship program, visit our website at