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Daily News Clips - January 10, 2017

Summary

Keith Cooper, 23, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after he threatened to kill a man he believed was responsible for the shooting death of his mother. Mr. Cooper already pleaded guilty to the possession of ammunition by a felon. • A video of an armed robbery in the Park View neighborhood was released by DC Police. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person of interest.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Family had struggled to help woman found slain in D.C. apartment building “Waliyatou Amadou was 2 years old when she accompanied her parents and siblings on the 5,200-mile trip from their home in western Africa to the District. Her father was the chauffeur for diplomats from Togo, and the family lived in the basement of that country’s embassy.”

Washington Post: Man blamed for instigating violence in D.C. neighborhood sentenced to 14 months “A District man who allegedly made retaliatory threats after his mother died in the shootout was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison after being held in detention to prevent another possible round of deadly reprisals.”

Washington Post: Police search Connecticut Avenue NW near Mayflower hotel “Police converged Monday night on a Connecticut Avenue block in the heart of downtown Washington, after a suspicious person was reported there. They said later that an arrest was made in connection with an incident of theft from a store.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wearing furry hooded coat, sunglasses robs store in Northwest D.C. “Police are searching for a person dressed in a furry hooded coat and sunglasses who robbed a store last week in Northwest Washington.”

Public Safety Update

NBC Washington: Metro Blames D.C. Fire for Failed Response to Deadly Smoke Incident in 2015 “Metro has asked a court to dismiss legal claims against it for a deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza in 2015, arguing that it has immunity from the lawsuits—and putting the blame on D.C. first responders.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: Vincent Gray calls final product of newly-renovated Southeast DC recreation center ‘unacceptable’ “For more than a year, the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center in Southeast D.C. has been undergoing renovations that cost the city nearly $7 million. The center is now open to the public, but the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation said there are things like a playground that still need to be completed.”

WJLA: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration releases annual accountability report “Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration released its 2nd annual accountability report Monday night which shows progress made on priorities identified early in her tenure as D.C.‘s leader.”

Washington Post: Congressman plans to block D.C. law to let terminally ill patients end their lives “Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday he’ll use rarely invoked congressional authority to block a new law passed by the D.C. Council to allow doctors to help end the lives of terminally ill patients in the city.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted January 10 2017 at 8:52 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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