AP wants to get prostitutes away from its DC bureau

The Associated Press is trying to get its Washington, DC bureau designated a “prostitution free zone.”


From: Tobias, Ed
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 08:58 AM
To: !All WDC Staff
Subject: Prostitutes on 13th Street


I’ve been in touch with the commander of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District about the resurgence of the prostitution problem in front of our bureau. My email included a request that the 1100 block of 13th Street be designated as a “prostitution free zone.” If designated as such, police officers would have an easier time making arrests for loitering. Here’s the response that I just received from Commander Kishter:

Thanks Ed we will address.

Also, the prostitution free zones are under legal review so currently so they are not being used, but we can definitely do some undercover work in the area.

Jacob Kishter
Metropolitan Police Dept.
Third District



Ed Tobias
Manager, Business Continuity and Disaster Planning
Global Security Department
Associated Press
Washington, DC

* WaPo in 1989: D.C. police order prostitutes to march to the state line