After homophobic and anti-deaf pamphlets appeared on the desks of Metropolitan Police detectives, Clark Ray, candidate for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council, issued a statement asking the mayor and council to investigate the flyers.

“As long as there are any homophobic members of the police force we cannot stand by without taking action,” he said. “I believe this kind of behavior should be dealt with immediately and strongly to send a message to both the members of the police force and the community.”