DC Kids Shop With Cops

Police helped local children buy presents for the holidays

Don’t be alarmed if you saw cop cars lining the Target store in Columbia Heights on Thursday morning.

Dozens of officers participatied in “Shop with a Cop” -- an annual event where more than 100 local children shop for holiday gifts, toys and clothes alongside the Metropolitan Police Department.

The children were pre-selected based on financial need and community involvement.

To sweeten the deal, each child received a $100 gift card, and officers accompanied children through the store as they carefully chose their purchases.

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