Maybe I Should Be More Trusting

City Council member Phil Mendelson says he's concerned that DCPD detectives are carrying too many cases:

Police officials said that caseloads are manageable. Most detectives who work such crimes have about 10 cases at a time, they said, although some who work east of the Anacostia River have slightly higher caseloads. Those detectives tend to have more domestic violence cases, which are often easier to close, they said.

It couldn't possibly be that people who live east of the Anacostia River are much poorer and thus have less political clout and therefore enjoy inferior city serbices of all kinds, right?