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Mayor Bowser to Expand Gun Testing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

(Washington, DC) – Today, at 1 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice; Dr. Jenifer Smith, Director, Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), and Robert Contee, Assistant Chief, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to announce the availability of additional resources to support the District’s Criminal Gun Information Center (CGIC) housed at DFS.

The CGIC an interagency collaboration focused on the immediate collection, management, and analysis of crime gun evidence, such as shell casings, in real time, in an effort to identify shooters, disrupt criminal activity, and to prevent future violence. CGIC relies on an ongoing collaboration between MPD, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Following the announcement, DFS will offer a ballistic testing demonstration and tour. Interested press are asked to RSVP for the demonstration.

When:
Tuesday, September 24, at 1 pm

Who:
Mayor Bowser
Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor, Public Safety and Justice
Dr. Jenifer Smith, Director, Department of Forensic Sciences
Robert Contee, Assistant Chief, Metropolitan Police Department

Where:
District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences
401 E Street, SW
*Closest Metro Station: L’Enfant Plaza Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).