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Daily News Clips - February 28, 2018

Summary

One person has been detained after a crash in Northeast D.C., which police say is related to an unarmed carjacking. Police say the crash happened at Benning Rd. at Minnesota Ave NE. Two women and an infant were in the car vehicle, according to the investigators. They say there were no visible injuries to the infant, who was taken to hospital as a precaution. Police say the investigation is ongoing. • A man was shot and gravely wounded Tuesday night near the southern tip of the District, according to D.C. police. The man was unconscious and was not breathing when found, the police said. He was shot near South Capitol and Forrester Street SE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. No information could be learned about any motive in the shooting. An initial report said three people, all male, ran from the scene. The site is about a half mile from the border between the District and Prince George’s County.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police: Crash in Northeast DC linked to unarmed carjacking, 1 person detained “One person has been detained after a crash in Northeast D.C., which police say is related to an unarmed carjacking. Police say the crash happened at Benning Rd. at Minnesota Ave NE. Two women and an infant were in the car vehicle, according to the investigators. They say there were no visible injuries to the infant, who was taken to hospital as a precaution. Police say the investigation is ongoing.”

Washington Post: Man in extremely grave condition after shooting in the District “A man was shot and gravely wounded Tuesday night near the southern tip of the District, according to D.C. police. The man was unconscious and was not breathing when found, the police said. He was shot near South Capitol and Forrester Street SE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. No information could be learned about any motive in the shooting. An initial report said three people, all male, ran from the scene. The site is about a half mile from the border between the District and Prince George’s County.”

Washington Post: Man charged in fatal stabbing of 71-year-old Northwest D.C. resident “D.C. police arrested a man Tuesday and charged him in the fatal stabbing of a 71-year-old man this month inside the victim’s third-floor apartment in Northwest Washington. Edward Brown, 55, of Northwest Washington was charged with first-degree murder while armed. He could make his initial appearance Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Alumni Raise $13K for Victims at DC Fundraiser “More than 100 alumni of the Florida high school where a shooter gunned down 17 people gathered in D.C. Tuesday to raise over $13,000 for victims of the horrific mass shooting. “It’s not my Parkland anymore,” said Reagan Edgren, an American University freshman who graduated from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas.”

Fox5DC: Duke Ellington School of the Arts probe finds signs of widespread enrollment fraud, report says “An investigation has uncovered signs of widespread enrollment fraud at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the District, according to reports. The Washington Post reports the probe checked the records of approximately 100 students whose families claimed residency in the District and found that more than half may actually live outside the city. Living in the District saves families more than $12,000 in annual tuition charged to non-District students.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor and former schools chancellor reach separation agreement “The former chancellor of D.C. schools will receive six months of pay when he severs ties with the city next week, according to a separation agreement signed Monday. Antwan Wilson was forced to resign from his position leading the public school system last week amid revelations that he violated school lottery system rules when he transferred his daughter to a high-performing school.”

Washington Post: Nearly half of D.C. taxpayers would pay more in city taxes after federal overhaul “The federal tax overhaul means nearly half of District taxpayers will pay more in local taxes, boosting city coffers by more than $50 million annually. That’s the finding of a new analysis released Tuesday by D.C. Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt on what the new tax law means for District residents.”

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Posted February 28 2018 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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