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Daily News Clips - August 17, 2017

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A man pushed a woman to the ground and tried to sexually assault her late Wednesday morning on a street near Capital One Arena, D.C. police said. Officers arrested the man at the scene in the 600 block of F Street NW, around the corner from the Gallery Place Metro station and the arena, formerly known as Verizon Center. Police said the attack occurred about 11 a.m. • A D.C. man was acquitted Wednesday of all murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman at a bus stop in Northeast Washington in 2012. After a week-long trial, a D.C. Superior Court jury spent nearly two days deliberating before they declared Gary Montgomery, 60, not guilty in the slaying of 23-year-old JaParker Deoni Jones.

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Washington Post: Man arrested after attempted sexual assault near Capital One Arena in downtown Washington “A man pushed a woman to the ground and tried to sexually assault her late Wednesday morning on a street near Capital One Arena, D.C. police said. Officers arrested the man at the scene in the 600 block of F Street NW, around the corner from the Gallery Place Metro station and the arena, formerly known as Verizon Center. Police said the attack occurred about 11 a.m.”

Washington Post: District man found not guilty in fatal stabbing of transgender woman at bus stop “A D.C. man was acquitted Wednesday of all murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman at a bus stop in Northeast Washington in 2012. After a week-long trial, a D.C. Superior Court jury spent nearly two days deliberating before they declared Gary Montgomery, 60, not guilty in the slaying of 23-year-old JaParker Deoni Jones.”

Washington Post: Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol “On April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction. Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office said it would drop charges against one of those protesters.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Small fire forces evacuation of Smithsonian’s Castle on the Mall “A small fire Wednesday morning on the third floor of the Smithsonian’s administrative building, known as the Castle, was extinguished by sprinklers and caused minimal damage, D.C. fire officials said. The fire department ruled the cause of the 11:43 a.m. fire as accidental and said it started in the electrical wiring. There were no injuries.”

Fox5DC: DC Fire and EMS to review complaint of deplorable conditions inside Deanwood fire station ” Firefighters at Engine Company 27 in Northeast D.C.‘s Deanwood neighborhood are sounding the alarm about what they are calling dirty and deplorable conditions at their fire station.”

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Posted August 17 2017 at 10:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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