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More Than 1,100 D.C. Officers Express "No Confidence" in Chief Lanier

August 31, 2015  | 

Chief Cathy Lanier (Photo: Metropolitan D.C. PD)
Chief Cathy Lanier (Photo: Metropolitan D.C. PD)

More than 1,100 D.C. police officers voted this weekend that they lack confidence in Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s ability to manage the department and keep residents safe amid a surging number of homicides.

Of 1,150 officers who cast ballots in the online vote sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police labor union, 1,122 cast a no confidence ballot, according to the organization’s chairman, Delroy Burton.

Burton said 28 officers expressed confidence in the chief and her policies. About 3,500 officers, sergeants and detectives are in the union. The department has just shy of 4,000 police officers, the Washington Post reports.

The survey, conducted by an independent polling group, asked officers, “Do you have confidence that Chief Cathy Lanier is able to properly manage the resources of the Metropolitan Police Department and keep the citizens safe?”

Comments (5)

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Harold @ 8/31/2015 5:46 PM

Well, one thing that caught my eye was her lapel insignia (STARS) are upside down. The point of the star is at the bottom. Lets get our uniform right and go from there.

AZBIGDOG @ 8/31/2015 8:17 PM

From what I heard of her on TV, in her own words, she is not someone I would want directing my city Animal Control. Not sure what she is doing as a Chief of a large department like this one

Ordinary Joe @ 9/1/2015 6:46 AM

Political appointee who tows the ruling classes line.

kevCopAz @ 9/1/2015 1:26 PM

People who followed her "career" know that she is a political hack that was picked for her gender not her smarts or police abilities. We all know that. People like her are the worst enemy of hard working competent female officers since she is an embarrassment to them. She is a "point" for political correctness since she is female, nothing else but an empty uniform.

Jon Retired LEO @ 9/1/2015 2:49 PM

She was appointed because she is a Yes, Yes, Yes Girl.

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