BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee gave a simple solution for what Washington, D.C., can do differently to get homicides down: “Keep violent people in jail.”

Contee was speaking along with Mayor Muriel Bowser at Mayoral Public Safety Media Availability to discuss crime in the District. He responded to a reporter’s question about how to address increased homicides rates in the city.

“What we got to do, if we really want to see homicides go down, is keep bad guys with guns in jail. Because when they’re in jail, they can’t be in communities shooting people,” Contee said.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vehemently disagreed with Contee. “I think the D.C. Police Chief is not being logical or rational,” she began. “If violent criminals are taken off the street, they’ll be violent to innocent inmates, that’s not fair. And they just might be even more violent, because their freedom was ruthlessly taken away. I say leave the murderers on the streets until we come up with a solution that actually make sense, and reject Contee’s ridiculous incarceration idea.”