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Daily News Clips - February 2, 2018

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DC police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Maniya Griffin. She was last seen in the 700 block of Farragut Street, Northeast, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, and was reported missing on February 1, 2018. Griffin is described as a black female with a light complexion, 5’3” in height, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans • One person is hurt after a construction crane fell onto its side in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Southeast D.C. The accident occurred Thursday morning at a construction site at 3rd and Tingey streets SE, the D.C. fire department said. First responders arrived about 9:30 a.m. and found the crane on its side. The crane operator was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Work to move the crane is underway. Traffic at the affected intersection is shut down.

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Crime Updates

WUSA: MISSING: 14-year-old from NE DC “DC police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Maniya Griffin. She was last seen in the 700 block of Farragut Street, Northeast, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, and was reported missing on February 1, 2018. Griffin is described as a black female with a light complexion, 5’3” in height, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.”

WUSA: MISSING: 15-year-old girl from NE DC “DC police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Ciara Glover, who was last seen on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in the 100 block of Franklin Street, Northeast. She was was reported missing on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Glover is described as a black female, with a dark complexion, 5’4” in height, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.”

NBC Washington: Most DC Homicide Victims This Year Are Teens or Children “Taiyania Thompson was a bubbly 16-year-old who knew every song on the radio. Steven Slaughter, a 14-year-old, loved football and dreamed of playing professionally. Both of the teenagers’ lives were cut short last month. More than half of the homicide victims in Washington, D.C. so far this year have been under age 19, a News4 analysis of Metropolitan Police Department data shows. Five teenagers, one infant and five adults have been killed.”

NBC Washington: Suspect Steals From Nearly 50 Cars in DC “A man broke into nearly 50 cars in Northwest D.C., police say.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 1 Hurt After Crane Collapse in Navy Yard “One person is hurt after a construction crane fell onto its side in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Southeast D.C. The accident occurred Thursday morning at a construction site at 3rd and Tingey streets SE, the D.C. fire department said. First responders arrived about 9:30 a.m. and found the crane on its side. The crane operator was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Work to move the crane is underway. Traffic at the affected intersection is shut down.”

Washington Post: Person rescued from 3rd floor of townhouse in Southwest Washington “A person was rescued by firefighters early Friday after a townhouse fire in Southwest Washington, officials said. The incident happened in the 4200 block of South Capitol Street. The fire hit the first floor of a three-story townhouse. The person was rescued using a ladder from the third floor, according to D.C. Police.”

Fox5DC: George Washington University investigating racist Snapchat photo linked to Alpha Phi sorority “On the first day of Black History Month, George Washington University is investigating a racist photo linked to a sorority. The picture shows a young woman holding a banana peel with a caption that says, “Izzy: I’m 1/16 black.” There is another woman alongside her smiling in the photo as well.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Once a national model, now D.C. public schools target of FBI investigation “With the revelation this week that one-third of last year’s high-school graduates - more than 900 young men and women - should not have been awarded diplomas because of truancy and other problems, the school system has turned virtually overnight into an embarrassment for the city and its elected leaders, who are publicly re-examining their assumptions about the system’s progress.”

Washington Post: D.C. will not reappoint open government watchdog who ruled against city “A city panel has voted not to reappoint D.C. Office of Open Government Director Traci L. Hughes, a decision condemned by activists who said Hughes was being punished for her enforcement of District regulations on government transparency.”

Washington Post: Bowser’s war chest keeps growing; Mendelson outraised by surprise challenger “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) raised $600k since mid-December for her reelection bid, accumulating a $1.85 million war chest without any credible challengers. Campaign finance reports submitted Wednesday show Bowser in a commanding position, having raised $2 million since announcing her campaign for a second term last summer. Candidates weighing a challenge to Bowser, who is broadly popular, have until March 21 to qualify for the June 19 Democratic primary. In an overwhelmingly Democratic city, the primary essentially determines the winner.”

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

Posted February 02 2018 at 9:58 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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