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Daily News Clips - February 23, 2018

Summary

D.C. police have raided a home in the Glover Park neighborhood and arrested a man on drug charges. The raid and arrest occurred Thursday afternoon on the 3800 block of W Street NW, just blocks west of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Firefighters were called to the house for a possible hazmat situation. They later cleared the scene. Police hauled evidence out of the house after making the arrest. • Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl Thursday who were both reported missing on the same day from Southeast Washington. Deshawn Brown went missing Wednesday from the 200 block of I Street, SE. Brown is described by police as black with a medium complexion. He’s 5-foot-2 and weighs 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police said was wearing earrings in both ears, a black jacket and black pants with white sneakers.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: DC Police Raid Home in Glover Park; 1 Arrested on Drug Charges “D.C. police have raided a home in the Glover Park neighborhood and arrested a man on drug charges. The raid and arrest occurred Thursday afternoon on the 3800 block of W Street NW, just blocks west of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Firefighters were called to the house for a possible hazmat situation. They later cleared the scene. Police hauled evidence out of the house after making the arrest.”

WJLA: Police: Boy, 14, girl, 15, reported missing; both last seen in Southeast D.C. “Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl Thursday who were both reported missing on the same day from Southeast Washington. Deshawn Brown went missing Wednesday from the 200 block of I Street, SE. Brown is described by police as black with a medium complexion. He’s 5-foot-2 and weighs 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police said was wearing earrings in both ears, a black jacket and black pants with white sneakers.”

Fox5DC: Service to Metro’s Red Line resumes after person struck by train “Service to a portion of Metro’s Red Line has resumed Thursday after a person was struck by a train. The incident was reported just before 11 a.m. at the Metro Center station. Service was held up between the Farragut North and Gallery Place stations for about an hour. The incident is still under investigation at this time.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Many DC-Area Schools Already Have Assigned Police Officers “Amid a national conversation about whether more officers and teachers should be armed in schools, data compiled by the News4 I-Team shows many schools in the Washington, D.C. region already have dedicated officers. Police officers are deployed at nearly all high schools and a growing number of middle schools in the region, police and school district records show. School resource officers (SROs) are sworn police officers, many of whom are armed, and assigned posts at local schools.”

Washington Post: Organizers plan for 500,000 attendees at ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control march in Washington “Organizers of a rally against mass shootings planned for next month in Washington are expecting up to 500,000 attendees, according to an event permit application. The application filed this week with the National Park Service indicates the “March For Our Lives” will be March 24, although a location hasn’t been determined. The rally, organized by survivors of last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., will have “sister marches” in other major cities, organizers said.”

WJLA: Dockless bikes create hazards for the disabled in D.C. “With the weather warming up this time of year, more commuters may opt to use dockless bikes to get around town. But D.C.’s disabled community is appealing to those dockless bike users: please park with courtesy and care. Since dockless bikes rolled out across the D.C. region five months ago, they’ve created moving obstacles for the blind and disabled.”

Mayor and City Council

WJLA: Norton: Rubio-Garrett bill would allow out-of-state residents to carry guns in DC schools “Following the Florida high school shooting, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is calling attention to a bill pending in Congress that would overturn federal and DC bans on guns in schools and would allow out-of-state residents to carry guns in DC schools. The DC gun bill authored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) would eliminate almost all of DC’s gun safety laws, Norton said in a statement released Thursday.”

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Posted February 23 2018 at 10:06 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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