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Daily News Clips - August 10, 2017

Summary

A grand jury has decided to not indict an officer in the case of Terrence Sterling, an unarmed-African American man who was fatally shot by DC police back in September. • A couple in the District has lost $1.5 million after hackers appear to have directed the money to an account they owned instead of the account of the title company the couple worked with during closing.

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Fox5DC: Terrence Sterling Case: DC officer will not face charges in fatal shooting of motorcyclist “A grand jury has decided to not indict an officer in the case of Terrence Sterling, an unarmed-African American man who was fatally shot by DC police back in September.”

Fox5DC: DC couple loses $1.5 million in home-buying cyber attack scam “A couple in the District has lost $1.5 million after hackers appear to have directed the money to an account they owned instead of the account of the title company the couple worked with during closing.”

Washington Post: Former D.C. police officer indicted on charges of trafficking teens for sex “A former D.C. police officer has been indicted on federal charges related to trafficking minors for sex and using social media to engage them in prostitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced Wednesday.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Police: Washington Having Least Violent Summer in 10 Years “The police chief in the nation’s capital says Washington is seeing its most peaceful summer in a decade. News outlets report Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham says a comparison of the last 30 days to the same period in 2016 shows the city is seeing its lowest number of violent crimes in 10 years. He announced the decrease during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.”

NBC Washington: Southeast DC Hospital Ordered to Stop Delivering Babies Due to ‘Deficiencies’ “The D.C. Department of Health restricted the hospital license for obstetric and newborn nursery services at United Medical Center (UMC), the department announced Tuesday. Ward 7 Councilman and former D.C. mayor Vince Gray called the temporary closure a “health equity” issue.”

Fox5DC: VA forced to rehire fired director of DC veterans hospital “A former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital who had been fired for poor leadership has been rehired. Brian Hawkins was put back on the Department of Veterans Affairs payroll after he appealed the decision to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Hawkins was let go last month after audits found mismanagement at the facility.”

Fox5DC: DC mother says she received poor care at United Medical Center “The obstetric unit at United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. has been forced to shut down after the D.C. Department of Health suspended its license for three months. A D.C. mother saw FOX 5’s report about the suspension and contacted us to let us know how bad her care was at United Medical Center and she believes the health department made the right decision.

NBC Washington: ACLU, PETA Suing Metro Over Blocked Ads “While you won’t see an advertisement featuring a pig saying “I’m ME, not MEAT.” on a Metro train, you just might see it making an appearance in court. The American Civil Liberties Union and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, along with other groups, announced Wednesday they are suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The groups say WMATA’s ad policies violate the First Amendment.”

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Posted August 10 2017 at 10:01 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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