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Daily News Clips - May 11, 2017


The DC Police Union is asking members to fill out the following survey and tell Union leadership which issues you would like to prioritize during the contract negotiation process: • Six people, including three male juveniles, were injured in two shootings Tuesday night. The three juveniles were shot in the Edgewood neighborhood and the other incident took place near the Benning Ridge neighborhood. • Vorreze Richardo Thomas Jr., 19, was arrested in connection with dumping lighter fluid on a woman, as he tried to light the victim and the apartment on fire. The suspect was formally charged with assault with intent to kill.

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Washington Post: Domestic violence incident leads to assault with intent to kill charge “D.C. police detectives arrested a 19-year-old man on a charge of assault with intent to kill for dumping lighter fluid on a Southeast Washington woman and trying to light her and her apartment ablaze during a domestic violence incident, according to police officials and a police report.”

Washington Post: Three juveniles, three men shot in two incidents in the District “Six people, three of them described as juveniles, were shot in the District Tuesday night in two separate incidents, police said.”

Washington Post: D.C. police say gun seizures up as detectives focus on drug suppliers “A D.C. police squad formed two years ago to target drug distributors seized more guns in the first four months of this year than it did in all of 2016, which authorities say has helped achieve a sharp reduction in violent crime.”

WJLA: DC Police looking for three suspects who robbed a store at gunpoint in Northeast “DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in an armed robbery that happened on May 5, 2017. Police say around 2:20 p.m., three suspects entered into a store located in the 300 block of East Capitol St. in Northeast, DC.”

Thieves in DC broke into multiple vehicles near Nationals Park and stole parking permits

Police Update

DC Police Union: Contract Negotiation Survey Please fill out the following survey to let the Union leadership know which issues and concerns should be prioritized during the contract negotiation process.

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Mayor Lays Off on Chicken Ban “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is holding off on her plan to ban backyard chickens. News4 Tom Sherwood reports the proposed ban ruffled too many feathers and chicken owners fought to get hundreds of signatures against the mayor’s plan.”

Washington Post: D.C. homeless population drops 11 percent, report says “The number of homeless people in the nation’s capital has declined 11 percent since last year, a drop that was driven by reductions in the number of homeless families counted in the District and mirrored declines in homelessness throughout the region, according to a report released Wednesday.”

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

Posted May 11 2017 at 9:59 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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