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Roundtable on DC shelter where missing girl stayed

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The D.C. Council will hold a public roundtable Friday to discuss the safety procedures at DC General Family Shelter in light of the disappearance of Relisha Rudd.

Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd is currently missing. She was living at DC General with her mother prior to her disappearance.

The Metropolitan Police Department says Relisha was last seen on March 1. Chief Cathy Lanier said that Relisha's mother gave permission for the girl to be with Khalil Tatum, who was a janitor at DC General where Relisha's family lived for the last year.

The Committee on Human Services will hold the roundtable in an effort to ensure the safety of all residents, especially children, at DC General.

Those who wish to testify should contact Mr. Malcolm Cameron of the Committee on Human Services by email at mcameron@dccouncil.us or by telephone at (202) 724-8191. Email contacts to Mr. Cameron should include the residential ward, full name, title, and affiliation -- if applicable -- of the person(s) testifying. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their written testimony to the roundtable. Individuals will be permitted 3 minutes for oral presentation -individuals representing organizations or groups will be permitted 5 minutes.