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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2010

D.C. council member critical of police response

By Washington Post Editors

D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) is raising concerns about what she sees as the poor response of the Metropolitan Police Department after a man pulled a gun on her Wednesday afternoon, according to a report on the D.C. Wire blog:

Alexander was leaving home and was in the 3400 block of Highwood when she saw two men standing over the driver laying facedown on the sidewalk. The driver's car was parked. "I just figured they were trying to help him," she said, adding that other cars had passed.
She rolled down her window: "Do you need some help? What's going on?"
One man got in front of her SUV while the other approached her passenger's side. "The one on the passenger's side pulled out a gun. He said, 'Keep it moving.'"
Alexander drove and dialed 911. She then circled back: the men were gone and the MetroAccess driver had gotten up. "I was just so glad he was okay," she said.
But Alexander grew upset by the absence of responders. "We're both still there. No police. No ambulance. No nothing," she said.

Read the full story on the D.C. Wire.

By Washington Post Editors  | January 25, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  From the Post, The District  
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