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Daily News Clips - January 31, 2018

Summary

D.C. Police say they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Ballou High School student after they say he was attacked in a classroom earlier this month. Joevon Smith died on Monday after police say in their report the student was struck several times in his face and body by two other students after he told them he would not let them use his cell phone. D.C. Police say they are awaiting results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death. • A D.C. corrections officer has been charged in a human trafficking investigation involving a teen from Prince George’s County, Maryland, who ran away from home. Frederick police said Luis Javier Privado, of Washington, D.C., was arrested after an investigation into reports of a possible abduction. Instead of an abduction, officers found a teen with two men in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in Frederick, Maryland.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police: Death investigation at Ballou High after student attacked over cell phone “D.C. Police say they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Ballou High School student after they say he was attacked in a classroom earlier this month. Joevon Smith died on Monday after police say in their report the student was struck several times in his face and body by two other students after he told them he would not let them use his cell phone. D.C. Police say they are awaiting results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death.”

NBC Washington: Second Man Arrested in Human Trafficking Case Involving Runaway Teen “A D.C. corrections officer has been charged in a human trafficking investigation involving a teen from Prince George’s County, Maryland, who ran away from home. Frederick police said Luis Javier Privado, of Washington, D.C., was arrested after an investigation into reports of a possible abduction. Instead of an abduction, officers found a teen with two men in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in Frederick, Maryland.”

NBC Washington: London Man Being Deported for Assaulting Georgetown Student “A London man who assaulted and attempted to rob a Georgetown University student last January is being deported after serving 11 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Paolo Aldorasi, 35, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit robbery in November 2017 and had a federal kidnapping charge dismissed, officials said. A judge sentenced him to two years in prison, with all but the 11 months served since his arrest suspended. Now he will be sent back to London with five years probation, during which he is barred from the United States.”

WJLA: Police investigating homicide of 1-year-old girl in Southeast D.C. “Police are investigating the homicide of a one-year-old baby that occurred in the spring of last year in Southeast Washington. According to authorities, officers responded to reports of an unconscious baby in the 5400 block of C Street, SE, at around 3 p.m. on March 21, 2017.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Late-Clearing Track Work Causing Delays on 3 Metro Lines “Metro riders on three Metro lines may experience some delays Wednesday morning because of late-clearing track work. Trains on the Silver, Orange and Blue lines shared a track between the Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory stations for about an hour Wednesday. Normal service resumed just after 6 a.m., but Metro says riders should expect delays in both directions.”

NBC Washington: American University Announces Anti-Racism Plan, Required Diversity Course “After hate crimes at American University became national news, on Tuesday school officials announced a wide-reaching, institution-wide plan to fight racism, including by requiring every student to take a one-semester class on diversity.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Investigation finds D.C. schools fostered a culture of passing students “A damning city report released Monday portrayed a systemic culture of passing students in D.C. Public Schools, revealing that teachers felt pressured to award diplomas even if teens failed to meet graduation requirements.”

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Posted January 31 2018 at 10:39 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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