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Mayor Bowser and Police Chief Lanier to Hold Media Avail Ahead of Monthly GunStat Meeting

Monday, September 7, 2015

ContactLaToya Foster – (202) 727-5011

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Police Chief Cathy Lanier at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for a media avail ahead of the District's monthly GunStat meeting. The Bowser Administration has brought renewed focus to the GunStat program.

On display will be illegal guns that have recently been seized by MPD.  The Mayor and Chief will highlight the District’s efforts to get illegal guns off the street.

This summer, the Bowser Administration increased rewards for tips leading to the seizure of illegal guns. A reward of up to $2,500 is offered for a tip leading to an arrest and a seizure of an illegal gun (from $1,000) and up to $10,000 for a tip leading to an arrest and conviction in a shooting (from $1,000). Residents with information about ANY crime or who would like to report an illegal gun should call (202) 727-9099 or text an anonymous tip to 50411.


WHO:
Mayor Bowser
Police Chief Cathy Lanier

WHEN:
Tuesday at 10:30 am

WHERE:
MPD Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
*Closest Metros: Judiciary Square and Archives–Navy Memorial Metro Stations*

Press interested in attending the event is asked to RSVP to [email protected].

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov