- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia neighborhood activist is suing the Department of Justice to try to get information on what happens to the thousands of people arrested in the city each year.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1R8HFrj ) reports Denise Rucker Krepp filed her lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. The lawsuit says Krepp is seeking data about arrests, prosecutions, plea deals and conviction rates.

The Post reports federal authorities previously denied Krepp’s Freedom of Information Act request, telling her that prosecutors in Washington do “not track this information” and have “no means of searching for or retrieving” it. Krepp appealed and prosecutors said they would try to get the data but not in the format Krepp requested.

Krepp is the advisory neighborhood commissioner for Hill East.

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