GW Safety Official Comments on Nearby Police Brutality Protests

Police Chief James Tate said frequent updates from DC officials and work by university officers help to keep the campus safe.

June 10, 2020

Demonstrators against police brutality have protested for 13 consecutive days on streets in the District of Columbia near the White House. Like many national events, including presidential inaugurations and others near the White House and on the National Mall, some of the protests are taking place on streets near the George Washington University campus.

GW police keep in contact with local government, including police officials, to get updates on the state of the protests. We want to assure the GW community that the campus is safe and secure during these times.

"In the past few days," said GW Police Chief James Tate, "we've assisted with peaceful protests as they've moved through campus. Our campus is safe, and we will continue to support the constitutional rights of our community members. Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Scott Burnotes and I are also meeting with student groups virtually and discussing ways to strengthen our relationships with students and to ensure they feel safe and protected by our officers."  


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