Let’s All Be Careful Out There.
UPDATE: MPD Chief of Police Cathy Lanier postpones “Ask the Chief” program on WTOP.
At the time of Robert’s murder, Charles Ramsey was in his eighth and final year as MPD Chief of Police. His tenure was certainly full – the Sept. 11th attacks, the Chandra Levy murder, the controversial Pershing Park demonstrator arrests of 2002. Four short months after August 2nd, he was out. Perhaps with the Wone case, he finally met his match.
Regardless, D.C. has a new police chief: Cathy Lanier. She’s proven herself able – both in the job and at media. Just this week she made an appearance in Parade magazine, touting new ways to fight crime. One quote caught our eye:
“At a recent press conference held after a bloody Fourth of July weekend in which six people were shot to death in D.C., she warned the killers: ‘We’re out looking, and if we don’t have you yet, we will have you very soon.'”
We applaud the sentiment. Now it’s time to take that same spirit and re-commit to solving Robert Wone’s senseless murder. August 2nd, 2009 – the third anniversary of Robert’s murder – Chief Lanier told both WRC and WJLA that the case is “…very active…” and therefore she could not comment.
We had hoped today to pose a few questions regarding MPD procedures to Chief Lanier on WTOP’s “Ask the Chief” program, which she normally does on the first Thursday of each month.
However we’re told by WTOP that Chief Lanier “…is not on the schedule…” at this point. We admit to being a bit disappointed, and sincerely hope our efforts had nothing to do with her decision. Regardless, she will be on at some point, and we will have our opportunity.
–posted by Doug