DC Councilmember Says Chief Newsham Needs To Go

DC At-Large Councilmember David Grosso is calling for new leadership in the Metropolitan Police Department.  Grosso sent a letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser today requesting that Chief Peter Newsham be relieved of this position.  In a statement released today Grosso criticized Newsham saying, “Chief Newsham has regularly engaged in an adversarial, rather than collaborative, relationship with the Council, even on piecemeal reforms….”

Grosso also offered criticism of Mayor Bowser for her support of Chief Newsham.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham