Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee III gave some disturbing answers to questions earlier this month regarding a recent crime that received national attention. Two teen girls carjacked an Uber-Eats driver, 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar and caused his death. The videos from the crime showed the brazen way in which the girls carjacked the driver and then sped off with him hanging from the car. When the car finally came to a stop, the man was flung onto the sidewalk where he lay dying. The girls did nothing to render aid but were more concerned with finding a cell phone (see our complete report below).
Instead of deterrents to crimes, the DC police force is now acting as a protector of murderous thug teen criminals who should be tried as adults. Is this why teen carjackings have skyrocketed in DC? If there is no punishment for the crime, these teens will continue to carjack innocent people.
We previously reported that the teens reached a shocking plea deal that would save them from being charged as adults and keep them out of prison entirely.
Contee was asked if he believed the 15-year-old girl should be tried as an adult for her alleged crime, to which Contee replied:
“The 15-year-old would not be charged as an adult. You know, obviously, this is a tragic case, and, you know, charging this person as an adult [who’s] a juvenile … does not bring back the lost loved one in this case. And certainly, again, the 15-year-old would not be eligible as a Title 16 case. You know, and it’s not really pointing fingers at anyone – the courts or anyone.”
Fox’s D.C. affiliate asked the Acting Police chief about the 13-year-old girl’s alleged involvement in a separate carjacking in January:
“That’s one of many. We have one for that particular – one of the individuals involved, but there are several carjackings that we have had so far this year where we’re seeing individuals that are involved in multiple, multiple cases. So clearly, I think that speaks to us really examining, as a community, the accountability that’s in place. You know, how is it that someone is charged with carjacking or is responsible for carjacking commits another carjacking and another carjacking? I think it’s the larger issue than just this one particular case.”