End Jump-Outs

Although the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) routinely denies it, jump-outs (an aggressive form of stop-and-frisk) are a common occurrence.1,2,3,4 Despite evidence that this tactic is not effective at recovering guns or deterring crime, MPD’s Crime Suppression Teams and Gun Recovery Unit, target Black residents with these abusive and often illegitimate searches of their persons and belongings. 

Consistent with recommendations made by the Stop Police Terror Project, the D.C. Police Reform Commission and the Task Force on Jails & Justice, D.C. must ban jump-outs.