Monday, March 4, 2013

BAC Testimony at MPD Performance Oversight Hearing

The yearly Performance Oversight hearings held by the Council of the District of Columbia allow Council members and the public to discuss how are well or poorly agencies are delivering their services. Wednesday, February 27, the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council participated in the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) hearing.

Specifically, BAC discussed the impact of the Office of Police Complaints 2011 report, Improving the Safety of Bicyclists and Enhancing their Interactions with Metropolitan Police Department Officers, which recommended that the MPD work more closely with the District's bicycling community.  Since the issuance of this report, MPD participated with BAC and other organizations to ensure that MPD officers are properly enforcing the District's laws as they pertain to bicycles.

Below is the testimony of the BAC. You may view the broadcast of the hearing by clicking here (the video is in Windows Media Player format).