Councilmember McDuffie statement on today’s Council reprimand



Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie issue the following statement after today’s unanimous vote to approve the Council Reprimand of Councilmember Jack Evans Resolution of 2019 [PR23-0179]


“It is incredibly frustrating and disappointing that this Council finds itself back in the position of having to discipline one of our members and attempting to restore public trust.

As a former prosecutor, I believe deeply in the principles of fairness, justice, and due process. These are core tenets embodied by our Constitution and fundamental to our democracy.

The Council’s integrity rests on its ability and willingness to enforce its own code of conduct when members are found to be in violation. With today’s action and the action to be undertaken at the next legislative meeting, the Council has taken appropriate steps to protect its integrity and assure District residents that unethical conduct will not be tolerated.”