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Daily News Clips - April 10, 2017

Summary

Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz, 51, was arrested in connection with the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, Pamela Butler, eight years ago. The victim’s body vanished, which partly made this case very difficult to solve. • Two DC Police officers were struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon in the Benning neighborhood. The driver fled the scene, and no injuries were reported.

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Washington Post: D.C. police believe they’ve solved 8-year murder mystery; arrest boyfriend of woman who vanished from home in 2009 “From the time Pamela Butler vanished from her two-story house in Northwest Washington just before Valentine’s Day 2009, police and her family believed that the 47-year-old had been killed, and all signs pointed to her boyfriend.”

Fox5DC: Suspect hits two D.C. Police Officers with car “Two Metropolitan Police Department officers were hit by a car Sunday afternoon. According to D.C. Police, a suspect hit the two officers with his car and he then fled the scene. Police said no injuries were reported.”

Washington Post: Body of man found in Tidal Basin “A man’s body was found Saturday in the Tidal Basin, the D.C. police said. A D.C. police officer making checks near the inlet bridge found the body around 10 a.m., the police said.”

WJLA: VIDEO: 2 people wanted for theft at Jimmy Johns restaurant in Northwest D.C. “Police are searching for two people wanted for theft at a Jimmy Johns restaurant on March 11 in Northwest Washington, A surveillance video released by police shows two people wearing black hoodies break into the sandwich shop and walk directly to the back.”

WJLA: Police searching for critically missing 16-year-old girl in D.C. “Police are searching for 16-year-old Biannett Yakdanin, who went critically missing on Saturday in D.C. Police are searching for 16-year-old Biannett Yakdanin, who went critically missing on Saturday in D.C.”

WJLA: D.C. police search for missing 51-year-old woman “D.C. Police need assistance finding 51-year-old Alice Henson, last seen Saturday morning in Northwest, Washington. Henson was last seen in the 8000 block of Eastern Avenue, Northwest.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor uses Emancipation Day to highlight statehood fight “Officially, Emancipation Day commemorates when President Abraham Lincoln signed an act freeing all 3,100 slaves residing in the District, eight months ahead of the Emancipation Proclamation.”

Washington Post: Another day, another chance for Gray to needle Bowser and feed talk of a rematch “The speech was billed as Vincent C. Gray’s vision for the district he represents as a member of the D.C. Council. But in tone and ambition, Gray’s “State of Ward 7” address Thursday had the tenor of a politician unwilling to discourage chatter that he is eyeing a rematch against Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, who defeated him in 2014 in a Democratic primary.”

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Posted April 10 2017 at 9:37 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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