Digging Into DC, Part 2- How to Use FOIA to Access D.C. Police Records

Interested in how to search for information from D.C. police? Worried about crime in your neighborhood? Want to access police body camera footage of an incident you witnessed? We’re excited to bring together transparency advocates for the second session in a series of “Digging into DC” trainings to help you identify and seek almost anything you’ve ever wanted to know about police and policing in the District.


This virtual session will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 via Zoom.
Speakers include:
● Amy Phillips, DC public defender
● Mitch Ryals, reporter, Washington City Paper
● Michael Perloff, ACLU of the District of Columbia
● Catherine Young, DC resident who has struggled to piece together information from the
police shooting in 2018 of her son D’Quan Young
● Miranda Spivack, journalist and open government expert, D.C. OGC board member,

Register for Digging into DC here: https://ropesgray.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hM6RJnypTGiihxRH_pZjdQ

This is the second in a series of free open government trainings that will continue through the
fall and winter, and focus on how to locate a range of information such as criminal justice data,
social services data, and data from multi-government and multi-state agencies.
Please come prepared with your questions about the best ways to get information from DC's
police department. We look forward to seeing you at Digging into DC!

The D.C. Open Government Coalition

The event is sponsored by the D.C. Open Government Coalition, the DC Library Association,
and the DC Office of Open Government Questions? email diggingintoDC@gmail.com