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Daily News Clips - April 11, 2017


The DC Police Union is asking members to fill out the following survey and tell Union leadership which issues you would like to prioritize during the contract negotiation process: • Leonard Martino Smith, 30, was arrested on Monday and charged with the fatal stabbing of Leonte Butler, 26, in March. • DC Police are investigating three shootings that took place Sunday night in the District. The incidents are not believed to be related, and the victims have survived the shootings. • A DC Police Officer was injured and hospitalized after an incident in Barry Farm Monday night, and two people were arrested in the case.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Southeast D.C. “A man was arrested Monday in a fatal stabbing in Washington in March, police said. About 11:15 p.m. March 11, officers responded to the 4000 block of South Capitol Street SE after a report of an unconscious person, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 26-year-old Leonte Butler of no fixed address dead at the scene with stab wounds, the statement said.”

Fox5DC: Police investigate 3 separate shootings in the District “Police are investigating several shootings that happened Sunday night in the District. The first happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue in the Southeast. Police a man was shot and is expected to survive. Investigators are on the lookout for two male suspects.”

Washington Post: Officer is injured in incident on Birney Place SE “A D.C. police officer was injured and two people were arrested Monday night in an incident in the Barry Farm area of Southeast Washington, police said. The officer was taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Man accused of killing Pamela Butler linked to 1989 disappearance of ex-wife, court documents state “It took eight years for a key witness to come forward and help police arrest a suspect in the disappearance and likely death of Pamela Butler. The District woman had vanished before Valentine’s Day in 2009, and her boyfriend, Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz, was a suspect from the investigation’s earliest hours. He denied to police and the news media any involvement.”

Washington Post: Three D.C. police officers injured when cars struck “Three D.C. police officers were injured Sunday in Northeast Washington when their cars were struck by another vehicle. None of the injuries was thought to be serious, said Rachel Reid, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Police.”

Fox5DC: Video captures illegal dirt bikes, ATVs cutting across traffic in Northeast DC “A group of illegal dirt bike and ATV riders were spotted and captured on video Sunday in the Northeast. A FOX 5 viewer sent us the footage they captured near North Capitol and M Street. D.C. Police have previously said the department’s ‘No Chase’ policy makes it tough to stop illegal riders.”

Police Update

DC Police Union: Contract Negotiation Survey Please fill out the following survey to let the Union leadership know which issues and concerns should be prioritized during the contract negotiation process.

Washington Post: D.C. police officers awarded Medal of Valor for action in arrest, gunfight “Two D.C. police officers were awarded the department’s Medal of Valor this week for arresting a wanted suspect who authorities said opened fire on them with two guns as he tried to escape capture. The officers — Kirkland Thomas and Bradley Bennett, both of the 7th District — were not struck by gunfire. At least one fired back but missed.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Councilmember Denies Wrongdoing After Scathing Audit “A D.C. councilmember denied any wrongdoing Monday after a scathing audit disclosed he is unable to account for more than $100,000 in campaign spending. Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd took office after a special election to fill now-Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Council seat in 2015.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted April 11 2017 at 10:31 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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