DC Councilmember Grosso Speaks Out Against MPD Trainings

Councilmember Grosso Speaks Out on MPD Training with Military and Intelligence Forces in Israel

In response to JVP - DC Metro's successful FOIA request, which exposed that a MPD Commander would be traveling to train in Israel that same week, Councilmember-at-Large David Grosso wrote a powerful letter to Chief of Police Peter Newsham stating his opposition to the training, both as an example of police militarization and due to “documented human rights violations by Israeli police and security forces. Grosso cited watchdog organizations, including the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, that have documented human rights violations by Israeli police and security forces.

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