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Daily News Clips - January 3, 2017


After a deceased man was found on a bench in Franklin Square park, DC police are investigating the cause of his death. • Shawn J. Brown, 28, was arrested and charged in the shooting death of James Dorsey Jr., 37, in the Takoma neighborhood. Authorities are searching for another suspect related to this incident. • Deana Debrow-Conley, 26, was charged in connection with the death of her one-month-old son.

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Washington Post: D.C. police investigating death of man found on bench in Franklin Square park “D.C. police are investigating the death of a man found on a bench in Franklin Square park in downtown Washington on Monday.”

Washington Post: Man wanted in Dec. 26 killing in Takoma is arrested, D.C. police say “D.C. police arrested one of two suspects Saturday in the Dec. 26 fatal shooting of a man outside a 7-Eleven store in the District’s Takoma neighborhood. Shawn J. Brown, 28, of Northwest Washington, was charged with second-degree murder while armed, police said Sunday. He was arrested on a warrant by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.”

Washington Post: Man stabbed to death in Southeast D.C., police say “A man was stabbed to death in Southeast D.C. overnight, a police spokeswoman said. A bystander found Antoinios Deangelo Butler, 25, of Southeast D.C., lying face down in the street near the BENCO Shopping Center around midnight and flagged down an officer, police said.”

Washington Post: Homicides remain steady in the Washington region “The District ended 2016 with 135 homicides, down 17 percent from the previous year, but the annual total for the Washington region held steady because the number of killings rose in several suburbs.”

Washington Post: D.C. police charge mother in death of month-old baby who was shaken “The couple, in their 20s, met two years ago at a vocational training center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. They married in April in a ceremony outside Union Station. A son was born in June, and the family moved into a motel in the District.”

WJLA: Police, ANC Commissioner canvass after homeowner shot in Northeast D.C. “ANC Commissioner Kathy Henderson hit the streets in the 5th District with D.C. Police Monday night. Their presence in the Northeast D.C. neighborhood comes just hours after a homeowner was shot outside of his home.”

Burglar breaks into a liquor store and steals $25,000

DC Police are investigating abonded U-Haul trucks that were found with multiple ATM machines

Public Safety Update

NBC Washington: DC Crime Walk Hopes for Community Involvement “A community leader went door-to-door in D.C.‘s Hill East neighborhood to try and convince neighbors to take part in the city’s security camera rebate program in the new year.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Council Swears In New Members; Political Aspirations Cast Shadow “The new year brought new worries for the D.C. government as new council members were sworn into office Monday.”

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Posted January 03 2017 at 9:25 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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