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shaunstudies t1_je7hnyk wrote

Does an off-duty police officer have authority?


PalpitationNo3106 t1_je7ns2l wrote

Amazing. MPD constantly says they don’t have enough officers to cover areas, but when you’re willing to pay the OT, all of a sudden they got you covered. $100/hour to sit in your cop suv and play candy crush? Not too shabby. Also fun fact! The BID is responsible for all the OT from any activity these police are involved in. Make an arrest? Four more hours of OT to take the person in and do the paperwork. Goes to trial? Paying to meet the prosecutors and testify? On the BID.


Hope_Burns_Bright t1_je7rbyr wrote

Nothing bad has ever come from an off-duty officer parading around looking for threats. Never ever ever.


PalpitationNo3106 t1_je7umtq wrote

Cops have always made OT. But instead of deploying them to places where there is actual violent crime, they’re deployed to the highest bidder. How does this protect and serve? You get police protection, if you can afford it? Will MPD be able to deploy more cops to neighborhoods experiencing high levels of violence? Or will they be restricted by having a contract to rent them out to someone else? You gonna go tell a neighborhood that has had a dozen murders this year that they can have more cops, it’s just $2k a night.


kkc0722 t1_je7uqwa wrote

Lol at the city doing everything except solve the problem: The Sportsbook is tanking Navy Yard and should be gone. Who could imagine why a bunch of criminally inclined people suddenly want to bring guns and congregate to a block where a bunch of out of towners frequently carry large amounts of cash?


ZonaPunk t1_je81czz wrote

I sometimes have a coffee at compass coffee and there is a group that hangs in the alley next to Buffalo Wild Wings all the time. Very weird dynamic with that group. Not the usual corner boy stuff of getting high or drunk. My guess is drug dealing and they also seem to working with someone inside the restaurant.


keyjan OP t1_je81r4f wrote

The tv spot on this interviewed a woman who works in one of the restaurants down there and she said she's very skeeved out leaving work after midnight with all the random people hanging around in clumps.


ChockBox t1_je844f1 wrote

How many more people will Bagshaw get to murder?


drr71-2 t1_je8arei wrote

If that's the officer that shot the guy at the Wharf, I guess it depends on how many more violent fellons whip out a gun in public and point it at someone while he's around.


Vegetable-Ratio-5857 t1_je8qvqg wrote

"Roughly a dozen businesses, organized by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, will pick up the tab" -- strange that these businesses would do this for a problem that some on here claim doesn't exist...


NoGovernment8587 t1_je9a8gg wrote

The sports book there and downtown are such a fucking blight. It’s bad enough that sports gambling has made sports unwatchable at times but now it’s ruining neighborhoods in real time. Such a bummer.


orville-redcocker t1_je9dt2a wrote

Next up we have a 4 hour block of law enforcement. How much am I bid for this beauty? Can I get a hunnert? Gotta hunnert can I getta 1 fifety? Hey now gotta 150 here can I getta 2 hunnert? Hey bidder now i got 200. You want your babies to be safe dontcha? Can I getta 2 hunnert fifety here now.


Salami2000 t1_je9egtg wrote

Crime was slightly down after two years of historic increases. You have to go back almost 20 years to find a worse year than 2021, and 2022 is barely better. The overall trend is that crime is way up, you're just playing games here.

One quarter of the year is not a small sample.


The_Sauce_DC t1_je9ho8f wrote

There’s plenty of mandatory overtime, forced doubles, and backfill going on in high-crime areas on the taxpayer’s dime and almost every summer many districts start canceling days off in the summer. There’s no shortage of government time. With the amount of cancelled days off and forced overtime many people work the equivalent of thirteen to fifteen months a year. The difference between this and a BID slot is that department overtime is on the taxpayers dime and you can be compelled to do it while BID overtime (and other details like the Nats) are voluntary and it’s privately funded. If you choose to do on your time it’s the officers decision.

Also- nobody is making $100 an hour- usually BID slots are straight time (ie whatever your normal wage is) or time and a half for a few hours a night. Most BID overtime guys aren’t looking to make lockups- they’re there for visibility and deterrence and if nothing pops off while they’re there than they’ve done their job and the BID is happy. If there is an arrest (likely Simple Assault, Unlawful Entry, theft, etc.) most never go to trial so court pay never happens. Besides, almost nobody loves Court here- it’s often on your day off or not your shift, and parking sucks compared to suburban court houses.


Hope_Burns_Bright t1_jeabjc9 wrote

According to the article, it's because people are "hanging around outside for no reason" which sounds so incredibly scary!!!!

The only incident cited is the shooting at Navy Yard metro, which was targeted and had nothing to do with the vewwy scawwy people standing around on the sidewalk.

One of these off-duty cops is going to start some shit for the wrong reasons and someone's ending up dead.


Hope_Burns_Bright t1_jeazqtc wrote

Let's pretend that you're not a throwaway account with the sole purpose of being a contrarian troll on this subreddit.

For fucks sake it says "after some violent attacks in the area" without any attribution. What does "in the area" mean? Are the attacks random or targeted? Did they result in arrest? Just admit you don't want any of that data because you're satisfied with a couple of Lone Rangers shooting "undesirable" people in the street, Karen.

Goddamn, your addiction to Nextdoor has obliterated all literacy skills you may have had.

But sure, off-duty cops with less oversight than they already had will solve this! All the better to get those scary people who stand around on the sidewalk. Hey, got any spare boots I can lick? You seem like the expert.


Naive_Coast_8919 t1_jef45ej wrote

Not in DC. Only citywide option is Gambet and their laughable interface and odds. Blame the corrupt Council for giving them a no-bid sweetheart deal, I believe because a Gambet exec is related to McDuffie.