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Daily News Clips - February 27, 2018

Summary

A barricade situation in Northeast D.C. has ended with no injuries being reported. The incident was reported around 11:48 a.m.1300 block of 4th Street. Photos and videos from FOX 5 user Ben Florance who was at the scene showed a large police response at the location. Officers said the person involved in the barricade situation may have been armed with a gun. The 1300 block of 4th Street and the intersection of 4th Street and New York Avenue were closed for several hours. • A Tennessee woman accused of intentionally ramming a van into a security barrier near the White House has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation following an appearance in federal court on Monday. Jessica Ford is facing several charges after being arrested by the Secret Service last Friday after her vehicle struck a barricade located at 17th and E streets in Northwest D.C. at the White House complex. The incident led to a temporary lockdown at the White House. No law enforcement officers were injured and no shots were fired during the incident

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Fox5DC: Police barricade situation ends; streets reopen in Northeast DC “A barricade situation in Northeast D.C. has ended with no injuries being reported. The incident was reported around 11:48 a.m.1300 block of 4th Street. Photos and videos from FOX 5 user Ben Florance who was at the scene showed a large police response at the location. Officers said the person involved in the barricade situation may have been armed with a gun. The 1300 block of 4th Street and the intersection of 4th Street and New York Avenue were closed for several hours.”

Fox5DC: Woman arrested for driving van into White House barrier ordered to undergo mental health evaluation “A Tennessee woman accused of intentionally ramming a van into a security barrier near the White House has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation following an appearance in federal court on Monday. Jessica Ford is facing several charges after being arrested by the Secret Service last Friday after her vehicle struck a barricade located at 17th and E streets in Northwest D.C. at the White House complex. The incident led to a temporary lockdown at the White House. No law enforcement officers were injured and no shots were fired during the incident.”

Washington Post: Assailant wields brick in effort to take bike in Georgetown, police say “According to DC police, a young man tried to take a bicycle, committing an assault in the process. A second person went to the aid of the first, and was struck with a brick, the police said. The second person was taken to a hospital with injuries said by police to be non- lifethreatening. Officers arrived, and took a 15-year-old into custody, charging him with assault with intent to rob and assault with a dangerous weapon, the police said.”

Fox5DC: Miriam Carey’s sister points out ‘double standard’ after latest White House security incident “In a tweet that has gone viral, Valarie Carey is questioning how federal law enforcement responded when her sister drove into a White House checkpoint and led officers on a chase in 2013 compared to another White House security incident involving another woman last week. In 2013, U.S. Secret Service and Capitol Police shot at Miriam Carey’s car more than 20 times, hitting her five times and killing her. She was unarmed and had a baby in her car. Carey’s daughter was not hurt.”

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to 32 years for setting house fire that killed 4-year-old “A D.C. man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Friday for setting a fire that killed a 4-year-old girl in 2013, prosecutors said. On Feb. 17, 2013, Jerome C. Lewis, 51, of the District set fire to his mattress in the basement of his home in the 2600 block of 33rd Street SE, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said. Lewis had rented out the other floors of the home to relatives amid a financial crisis, the statement said, and was not on good terms with them.”

Washington Post: Kidnapping charge dropped after incident aboard Metrobus, police say “D.C. police said a kidnapping charge was dropped against a Northeast Washington man who was arrested Friday and accused of taking a child off a Metrobus. Police on Monday said that further investigation showed the child knew the man, Tony Louis Harding, 40. They said the child’s family did not want to pursue the case and it was dropped.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Golden State Warriors Will Visit DC-Area Kids, Not White House “While the Golden State Warriors are in Washington this week, they’ll hold an event with children rather than visit the White House, NBC Sports reports. The Golden State Warriors are set to meet with kids in the D.C. area on Tuesday, before they play the Washington Wizards the following day, NBC Sports reports. Details on the event are under wraps. NBA champs usually visit the White House, but the team announced it would not visit after President Donald Trump used Twitter to disinvite point guard Steph Curry in September.”

NBC Washington: DC Considers Plans to Replace Streetcar Fleet “The D.C. Streetcar launched two years ago, and yet the district is considering a plan to replace its vehicles. In responses prepared for a D.C. Council hearing Tuesday, the District Department of Transportation said there have already been problems with getting spare parts to complete repairs in a timely manner.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Report faults District’s treatment of mentally ill people in criminal justice system “Untrained professionals are deciding if suspected criminals in the District are competent to stand trial and patients are being unnecessarily held at the public psychiatric hospital, according to a report released Monday. The 191-page report, by the non-profit Council for Court Excellence, examined the way the city’s Department of Behavioral Health handles defendants suspected of being mentally ill.”

Washington Post: Bowser to introduce legislation banning bump stocks in District “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) plans to propose legislation that would make it illegal to possess bump stocks in the nation’s capital, a largely symbolic move that city officials hope will draw Congress into the contentious gun debate. The devices are used to accelerate the firing of semiautomatic rifles, which already are prohibited in the District. City officials said they want to add bump stocks to a list of banned weapon accessories and provoke discussion on Capitol Hill.”

NBC Washington: Jaffe Report: Lack of DC Mayoral Challenger Highlights Need to Expand Democracy in DC “With D.C. primaries less than four months away, Mayor Muriel Bowser is giving voters less reason to vote her into a second term. The problem is, of course, she has no credible challenger. We are headed for a coronation in what is allegedly a democratic system. “Some competition might be a good idea,” was Council member David Grosso’s understatement on Friday’s WAMU Politics Hour.”

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Posted February 27 2018 at 10:33 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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