Police Chief Tells Officers To Be "Respectful"

DCPD Gets Trans-Friendly

As Washington insiders duke it out over whether to include trans folk in discrimination, DC-coppers are getting a trans-friendly reminder.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier issued an interdepartmental memo reminded officers to be 100% respectful when dealing with trannies:

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier issued a departmental general order today directing her officers how to deal respectfully with transgender people. The order “sets the highest standards in the nation,” according to the DC Trans Coalition, made up of members of the District’s transgender community.

Among the directives are that officers will refer to transgender people by the gender they have “expressed or presented.”

Officers are also ordered to write “at risk” indicating when an inmate may face harassment from other detainees.