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Daily News Clips - February 9, 2018

Summary

Police are conducting a death investigation after an infant, who was found unconscious Wednesday night in Northeast, D.C., later died. The incident was reported Wednesday just before 10:30 p.m. along the 600 block of New York Avenue. Investigators say the infant was unconscious when they arrived. The infant, who was under two-weeks-old, was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital. • A D.C. charter school was put on lockdown Thursday after a student brought a gun to the school, police say. DC Police arrested the student.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Death investigation after infant found unconscious in DC later dies “Police are conducting a death investigation after an infant, who was found unconscious Wednesday night in Northeast, D.C., later died. The incident was reported Wednesday just before 10:30 p.m. along the 600 block of New York Avenue. Investigators say the infant was unconscious when they arrived. The infant, who was under two-weeks-old, was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital.”

Fox5DC: Student Arrested for Having Gun at DC Charter School “A D.C. charter school was put on lockdown Thursday after a student brought a gun to the school, police say. Derrick Ward reports police arrested the student.”

Fox5DC: All clear at Duke Ellington School of the Arts after evacuation due to report of suspicious package “An all clear was given at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, D.C. after it was evacuated due to a report of a suspicious package. The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. The all clear was signaled around 1:20 p.m. Officials say students were evacuated to Rose L. Hardy Middle School in the Northwest. No injuries were reported. Parts of R Street, between 35th and 36th Streets, nd S Street, between 35th and 36th Streets, were closed while police investigated.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: John Legend helping support former inmates turned entrepreneurs with their startup businesses “Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend is sharing some love in D.C. He is helping provide $50,000 grants and other support to former convicts turned entrepreneurs. Legend is lending his support to eight people who are working to start a new chapter in their lives. Three of the eight recipients are from the D.C. area.”

Washington Post: Van careens into nursing home in Northeast Washington “The driver of a nursing home van apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed through the wall of the Northeast facility Thursday, D.C. fire officials said. No injuries were reported after the van demolished the rear wall of a nursing facility in 4500 block of Edson Place NE about 5:30 p.m., officials said. Photos taken at the scene show the van apparently ended up in the facility’s kitchen, with the ceiling collapsed around the vehicle.”

NBC Washington: Man Killed by Bus on National Mall Dove In Front of It, Police Say “A man who was fatally struck by a bus on the National Mall intentionally threw himself in front of the vehicle, police say. The victim has been identified as a 39-year-old man from Springfield, Virginia. The OmniRide Bus driver told police he was driving past the National Museum of African American History and Culture when the man yelled something and dove in front of the bus.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. superintendent of education says her office is cooperating with federal probe “The superintendent of D.C. schools confirmed Thursday that her office has been cooperating with federal investigators as part of a probe into the city’s public education system following revelations of inflated graduation rates. “I am aware of the FBI’s investigation,” State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang said Thursday at a D.C. Council hearing. “We are cooperating with any requests we receive.””

Washington Post: Chair of board who ousted D.C. government watchdog: Decision wasn’t political “The chair of the D.C. ethics board that ousted a well-regarded government watchdog denied that the decision was politically motivated and suggested that the employee overstepped her bounds in enforcing open-meetings laws. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Chair Tameka Collier decried what she called “rampant misinformation” and “irresponsible speculation” in her first public comments about the move during a Thursday oversight hearing before the D.C. Council.”

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Posted February 09 2018 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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