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Daily News Clips - February 21, 2018

Summary

A United States Park Police officer was shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Northwest D.C. while serving a search warrant. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. in the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue. Officials say a search warrant was being served at a house in the area when the shooting happened. D.C. police say they are investigating to see if an accidental discharge was possible. The officer was was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is in stable condition. • One person was arrested and police are searching for two more after an armed carjacking in D.C. Tuesday night, according to authorities. D.C. Police say a silver/blue Volkswagen was stolen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW. The car was later found after a suspect crashed into a guardrail in the area of Klingle Road and Beach Drive, officials say. No information on potential injuries has been released at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: U.S. Park Police officer shot, injured in Northwest DC “A United States Park Police officer was shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Northwest D.C. while serving a search warrant. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. in the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue. Officials say a search warrant was being served at a house in the area when the shooting happened. D.C. police say they are investigating to see if it was an accidental discharge was possible. The officer was was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is in stable condition.”

Police: 1 arrested after carjacking at gunpoint in DC, officers searching for 2 others “One person was arrested and police are searching for two more after an armed carjacking in D.C. Tuesday night, according to authorities. D.C. Police say a silver/blue Volkswagen was stolen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW. The car was later found after a suspect crashed into a guardrail in the area of Klingle Road and Beach Drive, officials say. No information on potential injuries has been released at this time.”

Washington Post: Gunpoint robbery near Cathedral in D.C.’s Cleveland Park area “It was around sundown on Monday, in the 3200 block of Klingle Road, when a gunpoint robbery was reported, D.C. police said. Six people took part in the robbery, which occurred at 5:42 p.m., authorities said, just about the time of sunset in Washington. No injuries were reported. A fragmentary initial police report did not indicate what was taken.”

Fox5DC: Speed cameras vandalized overnight in DC “Police are investigating after nearly a dozen speed cameras were vandalized in the District overnight. Investigators say 11 cameras located in Northeast and Southeast D.C. were damaged and removed.”

NBC Washington: Former Metro Officer Convicted in Terrorism Case Says He Regrets Behavior “A police officer convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group says his behavior was an “aberration” and does not reflect who he is. In a letter filed in federal court in Virginia on Monday, 38-year-old Nicholas Young also says he never considered engaging in or supporting any terrorist act against the U.S. Young, who was convicted in December, faces up to 60 years in prison at his sentencing Friday.”

Public Safety Updates

WUSA: FOUND: 9-year-old boy from SE DC last seen with his sister “Tourik Golder-Wimbish was found safely, D.C. police said on Tuesday, Feb. 20.”

Fox5DC: Metro reports Back2Good program has led to best railcar performance in 8 years “Metro has released its latest numbers on its Back2Good program and the transit agency is reporting it has had its best railcar performance in 8 years and the lowest level of serious crime in more than a decade. The Back2Good campaign launched in Nov. 2016 as the agency aimed to make Metro more reliable and accountable to its customers. Metro spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote the initiative.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigns following schools lottery scandal “D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson has resigned amid mounting pressure to step down following a school lottery scandal. At a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that she has accepted Wilson’s resignation.”

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Posted February 21 2018 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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