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Daily News Clips - March 30, 2018

Summary

A woman was fatally stabbed in Southeast Washington. Around 7:58 a.m. Thursday, D.C. Police received a call that a person was down in the alley in the 500 block of Oakwood Street SE. Officers found a woman unconscious and suffering from several stab wounds. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not released, pending the notification of her family. • A boy has been hospitalized after police say he was shot in Northwest D.C. The shooting happened around 5 a.m. in the 5900 block of 13th Street. Police say they responded to the area after hearing the sound of rapid gunshots. They were flagged down by a vehicle with the wounded boy inside. Officers followed the vehicle to Children’s Hospital where the gunshot victim was identified as juvenile Hispanic male. He suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right foot. Police have not released the age of the shooting victim.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman fatally stabbed in Southeast Washington “A woman was fatally stabbed in Southeast Washington. Around 7:58 a.m. Thursday, D.C. Police received a call that a person was down in the alley in the 500 block of Oakwood Street SE. Officers found a woman unconscious and suffering from several stab wounds. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not released, pending the notification of her family.”

Fox5DC: Boy hospitalized after early morning shooting in Northwest DC “A boy has been hospitalized after police say he was shot in Northwest D.C. The shooting happened around 5 a.m. in the 5900 block of 13th Street. Police say they responded to the area after hearing the sound of rapid gunshots. They were flagged down by a vehicle with the wounded boy inside. Officers followed the vehicle to Children’s Hospital where the gunshot victim was identified as juvenile Hispanic male. He suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right foot. Police have not released the age of the shooting victim.”

Washington Post: Eight years after one of the District’s deadliest mass shootings, grief and pain persist “For eight years, Kevin Attaway has lived with a bullet from an AK-47 assault rifle lodged in his skull. Doctors say surgery to remove it would be fatal. Traumatic brain injury has diminished his mental capacity, leaving the 32-year-old in what his mother calls a “childlike” state. Ra’Shauna Brown was 17 when shots from the same gun ripped through her leg and back. As Brown fell, she saw her 16-year-old friend shot in the head. For years afterward, Brown was haunted by nightmares, depression and anxiety attacks that forced her to drop out of college. Even now, as she juggles retail jobs and takes online courses, she remains filled with guilt.”

Washington Post: A man downed a $1,200 whiskey shot and walked out on the tab. Police think it wasn’t the only time he stiffed a swanky bar. “He announced it was his birthday and that he was from London. Drinking at the bar at the Willard InterContinental hotel, police said, he was overheard plotting — perhaps in a boozy swagger — to jump the White House fence. At the Old Ebbitt Grill, the manager said the man with the crew cut blended in like a “regular kind of guy” and made quick friends ordering rounds at a bar once patronized by presidents.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Rock Creek Parkway wrong-way crash injuries several, officials say “Several people were injured in a crash after a driver reportedly drove the wrong way onto one of D.C.‘s busiest roadways Thursday morning. U.S. Park Police say a driver entered Rock Creek Parkway traveling the wrong direction near the area of P Street. The wrong-way driver collided with a northbound vehicle at 6:36 a.m., authorities said. According to the National Park Service’s website, traffic on the parkway switches over to one way heading southbound, from Connecticut Avenue, beginning at 6:45 a.m. The switch lasts until 9:30 a.m.”

Washington Post: Class-action lawsuit says D.C. is destroying belongings of homeless “A group of homeless people — with the help of a high-powered team of attorneys — has filed a class-action lawsuit against the D.C. government, alleging that city workers are improperly throwing out their belongings during sweeps of street encampments. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asserts that the city government and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) are violating the 4th Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Fox5DC: Students stage protest at Howard University following financial aid scandal “Howard University students have staged a protest and sit-in at the financial aid office, accusing the administration of misleading students and failing to prioritize their needs. With nine formal demands written up and presented to university officials, student groups are highlighting widespread changes needed at the university, including better living conditions in dorms and more transparency from Howard’s administration.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: Traffic fines incurred by DC assistant fire chief in department vehicle remain unpaid “One of the top officials in the D.C. Fire and EMS Department has been caught on camera speeding in Maryland and the District in his department-issued vehicle, but the tickets for these incidents remain unpaid. Some of the fines that Assistant Fire Chief Craig Baker have incurred are more than two years old. Baker was caught speeding four times since Jan. 2016 on New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park in his department-issued Chevy Tahoe. However, an open records check shows none of those tickets have been paid.”

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Posted March 30 2018 at 11:13 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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