Lanier: “It’s not victory. But it feels like a good milestone for us.”
The District of Columbia will see less than 100 murders this year, something that hasn’t happened in a half-century. On Dec. 17, police chief Cathy Lanier sat down with Homicide Watch D.C. reporters Penny Ray and Sam Pearson.
"When I think about the number from where I started from in 1990 when we had 479, it seems dramatic," she said. "I've said since '07 our tipping point is less than 100 and we can do it. But I still think about 82 families who have lost somebody. So it's certainly not, it's not victory. But it feels like a good milestone for us. I think we passed the tipping point."