WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of Washington police union members who responded to a recent poll say they do not have confidence in Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

The D.C. Police Union announced Monday that it asked its more than 3,600 members, “Do you have confidence that Chief Cathy Lanier is able to properly manage the resources of the Metropolitan Police Department and keep the citizens safe?” About 97.5 percent of the 1,150 officers who responded to the weekend poll answered “no.”

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The union says the survey is a symbolic gesture.

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In a statement, Lanier said a recent “All Hands on Deck” initiative may have influenced the vote, since many officers were called in from vacation or desk duty.

The District’s homicide rate of 105 people is up 43 percent in 2015 thus far, compared with the same period in 2014.

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