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Daily News Clips - May 1, 2017


Michael Derricote, 37, was shot and killed on Friday night in the Douglass neighborhood. Another man was also injured in the shooting, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • A man in the Congress Heights neighborhood allegedly forced a woman into a vehicle, tried to take her clothes off, and sexually assault her. The victim was ultimately able to flee, and DC Police are searching for the suspect.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man, 37, dies days after being shot in Southeast D.C. “A 37-year-old man shot last week in Southeast Washington died from the injuries Sunday. D.C. Police said Michael Derricote of Upper Marlboro, Md., was shot just after 8 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of Stanton Road SE.”

NBC Washington: Man, Vehicle Sought in Kidnapping, Attempted Sex Assault in SE DC “Police are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman Thursday afternoon in southeast Washington. Investigators said the victim was walking in the 1000 block of Mississippi Avenue, Southeast, when a man forced her into a vehicle and drove her to Fort Dupont Park shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest 8 on prostitution charges “Eight people were arrested Thursday night and early Friday as part of a D.C. police effort to curb one of the city’s most persistent offenses in one of the places where it has flourished periodically for many years.”

Washington Post: D.C. man gets 14 years for robbery of senior couple near Dupont Circle “A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a 52-year-old District man to 14 years in prison Friday for a 2015 robbery of a senior couple in Northwest Washington. Milton Hood was found guilty in January of robbery and assault.”

Police Update

Washington Post: D.C.’s rank-and-file police officers and firefighters honored for courage, rescues “The chiefs of D.C.’s public safety departments highlighted the courage and devotion to duty of the city’s rank-and-file police officers, firefighters and other emergency medical personnel in back-to-back award ceremonies this past week.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council is urged to consider delaying landmark tax cuts “At least two D.C. Council members are proposing that the District delay tax cuts planned for next year and spend the resulting savings on schools. David Grosso (I-At Large) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) said in interviews that money set aside to offset some of the tax reductions may be better used to shore up funding for public education in next year’s budget.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted May 01 2017 at 9:40 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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