Metropolitan Police Department (District of Columbia)


In February 1999, the Division opened an investigation into the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) in Washington, D.C. In June 2001, the Division identified a pattern or practice of excessive force linked to inadequate use of force policies and training; deficient supervision of officers; and inadequate systems of accountability. The parties entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA), including the appointment of an independent monitor. The independent monitorship terminated in April 2008, although under a transition agreement MPDC provided on-going reporting on certain provisions of the MOA until February 2012.


Fast Facts

Case Status: nan
City and State: Washington, District of Columbia
Year Initiated: 1999
Year Closed: 2008

Case Documents

Document Title PDF Link HTML Link Document Type Document Size
Metropolitan Police Department Settlement Agreement 2001 PDF Settlement Agreement 147.50 KB
Metropolitan Police Department Findings Letter Undated PDF Findings Letter 45.42 KB