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Daily News Clips - July 12, 2017

Summary

According to police, a shot was fired from another vehicle at a police car in the 2200 block of Savannah Street SE about 2 a.m. Monday. • D.C. police continued Tuesday to investigate a shooting in a Northeast Washington alley that wounded a 1-year-old but announced no arrests or new leads.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Shots fired from cars hit police car and occupant of private vehicle “According to police, a shot was fired from another vehicle at a police car in the 2200 block of Savannah Street SE about 2 a.m. Monday.”

Washington Post: Investigation continues into shooting of 1-year-old in Northeast Washington “D.C. police continued Tuesday to investigate a shooting in a Northeast Washington alley that wounded a 1-year-old but announced no arrests or new leads.”

Washington Post: D.C. arrests for public use of marijuana nearly tripled last year “Arrests for the public use of marijuana in the District nearly tripled in 2016 and are on track to remain high in 2017, public records show. More than 400 people were arrested in 2016 for public consumption of marijuana, according to D.C. police arrest records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Records show 78 had been arrested as of April 5.”

NBC Washington: New Photos Released of ATV Riders Sought by DC, Prince George’s Police “D.C. police released more photos Tuesday of ATV riders who illegally rode through streets on dirt bikes and ATVs late last month. Officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying those captured on camera.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: DC firefighters encounter delays in requests for additional units in 2 recent fires “In the last two weeks, commanders at the scene of two major fires in the District have asked for extra crews to help. However, they did not arrive as fast as it should have due to issues with 911 computers.”

NBC Washington: Woman Struck by Dump Truck in NE DC “A woman in serious condition after a crash that could cost her a leg. A dump truck hit her as she was crossing the street in northeast Washington.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC Council debates decriminalizing fare evasion “The DC Council is debating whether to decriminalize an act that has long plagued the Metro: fare evasion. As it stands, if a Metro rider is caught evading fares in DC, Maryland or Virginia they can be arrested. A proposal from DC Councilmember Trayon White of Ward 8 would make the violation a ticket for $100 or less and do away with imprisonment for fare evading.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council votes to withhold voter data from White House commission “The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reject demands for information about District voters from a commission formed by President Trump, joining scores of states refusing to comply with the White House’s efforts to investigate allegations of widespread voting fraud.”

WJLA: Legislation for ‘Momma’s Law’ passes in D.C. protecting animals from cruelty “D.C. council members passed emergency legislation on Tuesday creating stronger protections for animals against cruelty. “Momma’s Law” was initially passed in Feb. 2017 after a pit bull named “Momma” was left outside in freezing temperatures. Council member Brandon Todd during that time planned to introduce a permanent bill.”

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Posted July 12 2017 at 10:15 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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