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Daily News Clips - January 5, 2017


A DC Police officer suffered minor injuries as he attempted a traffic stop in the Fort Stanton neighborhood. During the stop, the officer dove out of the path of the suspect’s vehicle as it suddenly backed into the police cruiser and drove away. The suspect was ultimately found and taken into custody, while a young child was also found unharmed in the vehicle. • A woman walking in the woods in the Foxhall Crescent neighborhood found a violin case containing at least one firearm. Authorities also discovered weapons along the C&O Canal, and they are actively investigating the situation.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Gun found in violin case near Canal Road in Northwest Washington “A woman walking in the woods near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove on Wednesday found a violin case containing at least one firearm, and police said they discovered other weapons strewn along the C&O Canal.”

Washington Post: Car chase injures one officer and ends with child found in suspect vehicle “One D.C. police officer suffered minor injuries in the 1800 block of Gainesville Street SE, where police attempted a traffic stop about 8:30 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. No other injuries were immediately reported.”

Washington Post: In D.C., it’s about to be a crime for offenders to tamper with GPS tracking devices “Something that lawmakers already thought was a crime in the District may soon be: tampering with a GPS monitoring device. For more than two years, high-risk offenders who cut off or disabled monitoring devices could not always be charged with doing so.”

Washington Post: Body camera of fatal police shooting on Christmas shows man holding knife “Body camera video from a D.C. police officer who fatally shot a man during a domestic dispute on Christmas Day in Northeast Washington shows the man clutching a knife in his right hand as he advances toward the officer.”

Public Safety Update

NBC Washington: D.C. Officials Preparing for Inauguration—and Protests “Signs are popping up around D.C. calling for people to protest the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. News4’s Tom Sherwood reports.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council agenda, Jan. 5-11, 2017 “This is the meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees in the week ahead. All meetings are in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, unless otherwise noted. The agenda is subject to change. For updates and information, go to”

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Posted January 05 2017 at 9:23 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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