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So did anything ever come out on Alice Swanson?

No, in fact WABA issued this statement today:

Since the death of Alice Swanson on July 8th the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) has been attempting to meet with the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to express our concerns that bicyclists and pedestrians are not being adequately protected on Washington, DC's roadways. The most recently scheduled meeting with the police department for September 25th was postponed by one month. This is the second time that meetings between WABA and the department have been postponed. It has now been nearly three months after the death of Ms. Swanson and still no details about the crash have been released.

In response to this lack of concern WABA has sent a letter to MPD Chief Cathy Lanier to express our concerns and to highlight the need for better enforcement. In addition, WABA is also calling on the DC Council to hold an oversight hearing on the police department to examine MPD policies on bike and pedestrian enforcement. The full text of this letter to Councilmember Phil Mendelson can be found here.

Please visit www.waba.org/takeaction/MPD.php for more details on WABA's requests and to let your voice be heard.

Not to be argumentative, but I think characterizing the MPDC response as a "lack of concern" isn't quite fair. We aren't privy to the internal conversations and investigations.

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