Breakfast links: DC is teaching police race theory, but won’t collect stop and frisk data

Mayor Bowser will require DC’s police force to study race theory

All of DC's police officers now have a mandatory race training through UDC that will teach them both local and global black history. The hope is the training will give cops new historical context and help them better serve DC's neighborhoods.  (Hamzat Zani / Afro)

DC isn’t collecting ‘stop and frisk’ data

A DC law passed and funded in March 2016 requires law enforcement to collect data on police stops within DC, but there has been a two-year delay implementing it. Civil rights groups are threatening lawsuit based on unreasonable delay.  (Tatyana Hopkins / Washington Informer)

An Amtrak train struck and killed a person in Maryland

An Amtrak train struck and killed a person outside the Cheverly Metro station in Maryland. The person was trespassing when they were struck, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation.  (Sophia Barnes / NBC4)

Virginia commuters really want reliable transportation times

Virginia drivers, train riders, bus riders, and pedestrians and bicyclists all stated that more reliable transportation times are their number one priority for long range regional transportation planning. Other priorities varied by transit mode.  (Max Smith / WTOP)

Talk about Metro governance didn’t become action

As efforts to win $500 million a year in dedicated funding for Metro ramped up, some groups and elected officials said they wouldn't agree to new funding without governance changes. But without agreement about that between jurisdictions, the funding passed anyway with only modest governance measures.  (Robert McCartney / Post)

Tenleytown wants this parking lot to be a parking lot…. forever

Halfway between the Tenleytown and Friendship Heights Metro stations, one parking lots owners are filing for a petition for the parking lot to stay. The site is a prime location for mixed use development, and new zoning would finally allow it.  (Nena Perry Brown / Urban Turf)

Redevelopment in Hyattsville faces opposition

A new residential infill project that would develop a vacant WSSC building is in the works just under a mile from the Hyattsville metro. Opponents are concerned the project would create more density than the public schools can handle.  (Marisa Johnson / Hyattsville Community Newspaper)

MoCo is considering paying for immigration lawyers

The county council is voting on whether or not to fund a bill that would provide lawyers for residents facing deportation. Deportation cases are civil cases, so immigrants aren't granted publicly-funded representation.   (Jennifer Barrios / Post)

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