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Daily News Clips - January 30, 2018

Summary

Investigators say a vehicle struck a police cruiser before crashing into a parked car overnight during an incident believed to have started during a traffic stop in Northeast D.C. The traffic stop was reported at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Douglas Street. Officers say the vehicle being stopped fled and struck a cruiser in the process. Police have not confirmed a pursuit happened but did say the vehicle crashed into a parked car along the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue. • An 18-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Northeast Washington last week. Dekale Bowman was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Taiyania Thompson, police said. Thompson was shot in the head inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road Northeast on Jan. 25. She died on Jan. 28 in the hospital.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police: 3 arrested after vehicle crashes in Northeast DC “Investigators say a vehicle struck a police cruiser before crashing into a parked car overnight during an incident believed to have started during a traffic stop in Northeast D.C. The traffic stop was reported at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Douglas Street. Officers say the vehicle being stopped fled and struck a cruiser in the process. Police have not confirmed a pursuit happened but did say the vehicle crashed into a parked car along the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue.”

NBC Washington: Man, 18, Arrested in Shooting Death of Teenage Girl “An 18-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Northeast Washington last week. Dekale Bowman was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Taiyania Thompson, police said. Thompson was shot in the head inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road Northeast on Jan. 25. She died on Jan. 28 in the hospital.”

WUSA: MISSING: 13-year-old girl from SE DC “DC police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Trinity Akira Smith, who was last seen in the 4000 block of Cole Boulevard, SE, on Saturday, January 27, 2018. She was reported missing on January 28, 2018. Smith is described as a black female, with a light-brown complexion, 5’2” in height, 120 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.”

WUSA: MISSING: 14-year-old girl from NE DC “DC police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Melaysia Ty’Jhae Garrett. Police said she was last seen Friday, January 26, 2018, in the 200 block of M Street, Northeast. She was reported missing on January 27, 2018. Garrett is described as a black female, with a light-brown complexion, 4’10” in height, 110 pounds, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Gets Ready for State of the Union Road Closures, Protests “As President Donald Trump prepares to give his first State of the Union address, local officials are getting ready for road closures and protests.”

NBC Washington: Off-Duty DC Firefighter Saves Neighbor After Home, Clothes Catch Fire “Minutes after waking to the sound of screams outside his home, a D.C. firefighter saved a woman who was on fire, plus several homes. Danny Atlas jumped into action Monday morning when his friend and neighbor’s home and clothing caught fire. The firefighter helped roll his neighbor and smothered the flames using a blanket. He then gave her first aid. Atlas then grabbed a fire extinguisher to contain the flames burning inside the rowhouse, which officials say may have easily spread to the neighboring houses.”

Fox5DC: Classes resume at charter school where teen committed suicide “Classes resumed Monday at a charter school in Southeast D.C. more than a week after a 12-year-old student committed suicide in her dorm room. Stormiyah Denson-Jackson was found by her roommates hanged inside The SEED DC Charter School Tuesday morning.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Public hospital board violated D.C. law with secret vote to close obstetrics unit “The board of D.C.’s only public hospital violated the city’s Open Meetings Act in December when it excluded the public from its discussion and vote to permanently close the hospital’s nursery and delivery rooms, a top District ethics official has determined. D.C. Office of Open Government Director Traci L. Hughes said in a ruling issued Friday that the board of United Medical Center in Southeast Washington committed multiple violations of the law, which is designed to ensure transparency of government actions. As a result, the board must make public an audio recording of its closed-door deliberations and roll-call vote, Hughes said, as well as any documents board members reviewed in their closed session.”

Fox5DC: Audit: More than a third of DC Public Schools graduates failed to meet graduation requirements “An independent audit of D.C. Public Schools has revealed 34 percent of students who graduated last year failed to meet graduation policies. According to the audit, 937 of 2,758 D.C. Public Schools students graduated with the assistance of policy violations. These students were able to pass their classes despite excessive absences in regular instruction courses required for graduation as well as daytime and evening credit recovery courses. Schools also offered credit recovery courses to students who hadn’t yet failed a regular course.”

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Posted January 30 2018 at 10:09 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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