DC Mayor Commits $1.2 Million to Expediting Justice

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is promising more than $1 million from taxpayers to expedite justice for residents.

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Bowser announced Thursday a commitment of “nearly” $1.2 million to the D.C. District Attorney’s office to hire eight new attorneys.

“Those attorneys will be sent to US attorneys office where they’ll assist in prosecuting violent crime,” she said in a news conference Thursday.

Before signing the memorandum of understanding, U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips praised the idea of putting more resources toward a growing problem in D.C.

“We will use every tool possible to identify and bring to justice those responsible for crime in our community,” Phillips said.

The Safer, Stronger D.C. initiative also will ensure those who are innocent can return to their lives sooner, Bowser said.

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