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Daily News Clips - February 1, 2018

Summary

A man was struck by a Metro train at the Benning Road station Wednesday night, officials say. D.C. Fire and EMS says firefighters have extricated the victim from underneath the train and he was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Metro riders encountered delays due to the incident. Blue Line trains were single tracking between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stations while Silver Line trains were running only between the Wiehle-Reston East and Clarendon stations. • A former music teacher in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington has been found guilty of sexually abusing a then-13-year-old student. After about four days of testimony and evidence, it took a D.C. Superior Court jury less than two hours to find Mark Chuvala, 41, guilty of multiple counts of child sex abuse.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Former teacher at Middle C Music found guilty of sexually assaulting teen student “A former music teacher in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington has been found guilty of sexually abusing a then-13-year-old student. After about four days of testimony and evidence, it took a D.C. Superior Court jury less than two hours to find Mark Chuvala, 41, guilty of multiple counts of child sex abuse.”

Washington Post: Judge refuses to overturn conviction for man charged in 1975 sexual assault “A D.C. Superior Court judge Wednesday denied a District man’s exoneration petition regarding his 1975 conviction in the rape of a congressional staff assistant. Following several hearings last fall, Judge Robert Okun determined there was not enough evidence to prove Conroy Dyson, now 66, was innocent of the brutal attack for which he spent more than eight years in prison following his conviction.”

Mother of boy who drowned in pool disappointed in lack of charges against home day care provider “More than six months after a 1-year-old boy drowned in an inflatable pool at a home-based child care center, authorities have ruled that the day care provider will not face criminal charges and his death has been ruled accidental. The boy’s mother is speaking out about the incident and has a message for other parents who take their kids to child care – ask questions, be vigilant and do your research concerning who is caring for your child. Mari Andrews said there was no supervision when her son Stokely chased after a ball and fell into an inflatable pool in the backyard of the home last June.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Man struck by train at Benning Road Metro station “A man was struck by a Metro train at the Benning Road station Wednesday night, officials say. D.C. Fire and EMS says firefighters have extricated the victim from underneath the train and he was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Metro riders encountered delays due to the incident. Blue Line trains were single tracking between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stations while Silver Line trains were running only between the Wiehle-Reston East and Clarendon stations.”

NBC Washington: DOJ: Majority of Campus Sex Assaults Under-Reported in DC “The majority of campus sexual assaults in D.C. in 2015 were never investigated by the police or prosecuted in court, according to documents from the Department of Justice.”

NBC Washington: DC-Area Residents Change Their Habits as Flu Worsens “The flu is changing how D.C.-area residents live: parishioners are advised not to hold hands, doctors are warning their patients and parents are taking extra precautions at home.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Law Will Let Women Get Birth Control Without Doctor’s Visit “A bill that will give women access to birth control prescriptions at pharmacies was signed into law by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday, meaning that within a year, many women could get contraception without a doctor’s visit. “We trust women to make their own decisions,” Bowser said ahead of signing the bill. D.C. would be the eighth state to support such a law, NBC Washington reported in December.”

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Posted February 01 2018 at 10:23 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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