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"All Hands on Deck" D.C. Police Program Must Cease, Arbitrator Says

The police department's "All Hands on Deck" initiative, where all available officers work beats across the city in a three-day weekend period, is a favorite of Chief Cathy L. Lanier and has also been whole-heartedly endorsed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D).

This week an arbitrator said it was a no-go, ruling that it violated city law and the union contract.

Check out that story here, and past coverage when detectives and citizens raised questions about staffing issues during deployments.

--Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  September 11, 2009; 3:56 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety , Mayor Fenty , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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That's alright. Fenty will just ignore the arbitrator's decision like he has every other arbitrator decision he and the city have lost. And there have been too many to count at this point. No point in appealing to the courts either as Fenty and his people just ignore judges too. Why the general public is not more aware of this is beyond me. It probably has something to do with the fact that the Post here essentially does his bidding and has abdicated the profession of journalism.

Posted by: scinerd1 | September 11, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Well, it looks like somebody needs to come up with some overtime money because people are going to have to be paid for the work they were illegally forced to do over the past three years. Comedy, pure comedy is what DC government is under Fenty.

Posted by: southyrndiva | September 13, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Southyrndiva: You are so right it is pure comedy. A lawless police chief, AG, mayor and the list goes on and on.

Posted by: candycane1 | September 14, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

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