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Analysis of Special Operations Division Cases: Strategies for Promote Racial Equity

Friday, February 17, 2023

This report provides a high-level analysis of discrimination complaints between 2009 and 2020 by six Black women that allegedly occurred within the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C. The Office of Racial Equity, which is housed within the Office of the City Administrator, completed this analysis at the request of MPD. This memo proposes best practices and nine actionable policy recommendations that aim to promote racial equity, through an intersectional lens, within MPD.