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Daily News Clips - January 11, 2017


Leonna Lewis, 15, was reported as missing by DC Police. She was last seen near the Congress Heights Metro station in December, and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating her. • A video was released by DC Police of a person of interest wanted in connection with the murder of Richard Lewis, 57. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries from an assault that took place in October near Union Station, and he ultimately succumbed to those injuries this past Friday.

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WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old girl from the District “Police need your help locating a missing 15-year-old girl from the District. Leonna Lewis was last seen Dec. 12 in the 1300 block of Savannah Street in Southeast. She is described as a black female, 5-feet-3-inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with black hair and a medium complexion.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for murder of man in Northeast D.C. in Oct. 2016, police say “Police are searching for a person wanted for the murder of a man in Northeast Washington in Oct. 2016. Richard Lewis, 57, was assaulted and sustained life-threatening injuries. He died at an area hospital on Friday, Jan. 6, according to police.”

Public Safety Update

WJLA: Report reveals navy yard security issues in D.C. “The Naval Inspector General conducted an audit of security at building 197. The same building where Aaron Alexis sneaked a shotgun and killed 12 people. The investigation was conducted in late 2015, two years after the mass murder.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. to pay $1 million to settle families’ claims for homes taken by tax-lien program “The District government has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit brought by homeowners to stop tax-lien investors from taking homes in the city through foreclosure, attorneys for both sides said.”

Washington Post: In a city plagued by pay-to-play politics, an important decision looms for D.C. “The D.C. Council returned to work Tuesday, setting out a good-government agenda that will force a quick decision on campaign finance reform in a city that has been plagued by pay-to-play politics.”

WJLA: Bill proposed to make selling marijuana legal in DC “There is a new push in the District of Columbia to further lealize marijuana. D.C. Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill to make it legal to buy, sell and use pot while the city would be able to tax and regulate the drug.”

WJLA: D.C. mayor addresses fire department’s response to 2015 fatal Metro smoke incident “D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference Tuesday addressing Metro’s criticism of the D.C. Fire Department in response to lawsuits following the fatal smoke incident on a Metro train in January 2015.”

Washington Post: After 40 years, U.S. court ends supervision of D.C.’s care for mentally disabled citizens “A federal judge Tuesday ended 40 years of court supervision of the District’s care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, concluding what city leaders called the longest-standing U.S. class-action lawsuit of its kind.”

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

Posted January 11 2017 at 9:28 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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