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July 2024

Court Orders D.C. Police to Produce Thousands of Records About Monitoring Citizens’ Social Media Accounts

By Alia Smith
The MPD produced more than 160,000 records totaling roughly 700,000 pages, which shed significant light on how MPD keeps tabs on citizens, including those engaged in lawful protest activity, through its monitoring of social media accounts. The District also agreed to pay $400,000 in attorneys’ fees.