I wrote this message in part while on the scene on the 1300 Block of Columbia Road, where last night 6 people were shot. One has died and one is in critical condition, with the others stable.
Working to strengthen oversight of the District’s child welfare system, today Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced a bill establishing an independent and impartial office of the Child Safety and Well-Being Ombudsperson. The Child Safety and Well-being Ombudsperson Establishment Act of 2019 was co-introduced by Councilmembers David Grosso, Robert White, Mary Cheh, Charles Allen, Elissa Silverman, and Brandon Todd. It was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services, which is chaired by Councilmember Nadeau.
UPDATE: The office of Councilmember Nadeau released the following statement on Tuesday, August 13, 2019: