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Daily News Clips - August 29, 2017

Summary

D.C. police are searching for two suspects involved in an incident where one of them fired a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station. Police say two suspects were chasing the victim in the 1400 block of Irving Street at around 12:15 p.m. Friday. • Cassidy Karakorn, 38, an executive with the Human Rights Campaign, was killed in a traffic collision Saturday night in the District while operating a motor scooter. Police said her scooter collided in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE about 11:15 p.m with an auto that was making a U turn on the avenue.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Suspect shoots at person on escalator at Columbia Heights Metro station “D.C. police are searching for two suspects involved in an incident where one of them fired a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station. Police say two suspects were chasing the victim in the 1400 block of Irving Street at around 12:15 p.m. Friday.”

Washington Post: Civil rights executive is killed in traffic crash “Cassidy Karakorn, 38, an executive with the Human Rights Campaign, was killed in a traffic collision Saturday night in the District while operating a motor scooter. Police said her scooter collided in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE about 11:15 p.m with an auto that was making a U turn on the avenue.”

Fox5DC: American University expels 18 students for misconduct in underground fraternity “American University has expelled 18 students and placed another on disciplinary probation for being involved in an underground fraternity. The school says they participated in violence, hazing, underage drinking and other prohibited conduct.”

Washington Post: Second man found in Potomac River near Georgetown has died “The second of two men who died after going into the Potomac River Sunday night near the Key Bridge in Georgetown was apparently trying to rescue the first man, D.C. police confirmed on Monday.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Lawsuit alleges widespread problems in District-run food stamp program “Low-income D.C. residents are not getting the help they need to buy groceries because of widespread problems with the District’s food stamp program, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday.”

NBC Washington: 911 Calls in Takoma Spark DC-Maryland Confusion “When a barista at a Starbucks in the Takoma neighborhood of Northwest D.C. had a seizure and fell to the floor on Sunday, several customers called 911. The dispatchers said help was on the way—but they also said that callers had reached the wrong jurisdiction. 911 dispatchers questioned whether the people placing the 911 calls were calling for help in the Takoma neighborhood of D.C. or Takoma Park, Maryland, just across the D.C.-Maryland line.”

NBC Washington: Former Washington International School Official Charged in Scheme to Steal Nearly $100K “A former administrator at the Washington International School is charged in a scheme to steal nearly $100,000 from the famed private academy in Northwest Washington, D.C. Former school official Zevi Mehlman used school credit cards to enrich himself, according to an affidavit from a U.S. Secret Service agent.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC, Maryland, Virginia leaders meet as Metro seeks $500 million in additional funding “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan along with the District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser met on Monday to discuss how they will grapple with the huge costs of getting Metro running smoothly again as Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld is seeking $500 million from the local jurisdictions.”

Washington Post: ‘They always underestimate me - young, female and black’, D.C.’s mayor says on the verge of her re-election campaign. “A June Washington Post poll showed 67 percent of District residents approve of Bowser, though only 20 percent voiced strong support.”

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

Posted August 29 2017 at 10:09 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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