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Daily News Clips - February 3, 2017


Si’Onna Branison, 10, was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Petworth neighborhood. The victim broke five bones in her face, two bones in her leg, and suffered a fractured neck in the incident. DC Police are searching for two women last seen driving a gray vehicle. • Two people were stabbed in a fight near the Columbia Heights Metro station. One person was arrested in connection with the incident and authorities are searching for other suspects.

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Fox5DC: 10-year-old DC girl seriously injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver “The mother of a 10-year-old D.C. girl is making a plea for the driver who struck her daughter in a hit-and-run incident to come forward. Si’Onna Branison was heading home from after school care when she got off a Metrobus at around 6 p.m. Tuesday on 8th Street and Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. While she was in a crosswalk, she was hit by a car.”

WJLA: Police: Two people stabbed during fight near Columbia Heights Metro “Two people were stabbed during a fight about a block away from the Columbia Heights Metro station on Wednesday evening, according to police. Police say they have arrested one person connected to the stabbings. They originally advised people to be on the lookout for three suspects when they tweeted about one of the stabbings on Wednesday evening.”

Washington Post: IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy “An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said.”

WJLA: New video released of man who allegedly kidnapped a Georgetown University student “Metropolitan Police are releasing new images of the man they believe kidnapped a Georgetown university student one week ago off O street in Northwest Washington.”

WUSA9: Suspect in DC mansion murders to be in court Thursday “It’s a crime that still commands headlines. The horrific murders of an entire family and their housekeeper inside a D.C. Mansion. Daron Wint is the man police say was responsible for the crime.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Two people arrested in U.K. in hacking of D.C. police closed-circuit camera network “Two people have been arrested in London in the hacking of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras, law enforcement authorities said Thursday. The arrests were made in the south London neighborhood of Streatham and followed a search warrant that was served Jan. 19, the day before the presidential inauguration in the District.”

Legal Update

Washington Post: Veteran D.C. judge named chief of Court of Appeals “A 22-year judge in the District was selected Thursday as the head of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, 55, was named chief of the D.C. Court of Appeals after the current chief, Eric T. Washington, announced he would not seek a fourth consecutive term as head of the nine-member court.”

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Posted February 03 2017 at 8:24 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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