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Daily News Clips - May 2, 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: • A photo was released of a man wanted for robbing a TD bank in Downtown. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. • Bananas were found hanging from a noose in three places on American University’s campus on Monday. The letters of a historically black sorority were found on the bananas, and authorities are investigating the matter.

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NBC Washington: Racial Message Targeting Black Sorority Found Hanging on American University Campus “Bananas were found hanging from strings in the shape of nooses in three places on American University’s campus Monday. The bananas were marked with the letters “AKA,” the abbreviation for Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black college sorority, according to a statement released by the Washington, D.C., school.”

WJLA: FBI looking for man who robbed a TD Bank in DC “A man robbed a TD Bank in Northwest D.C. on Friday, by demanding money with a note to a teller. He fled the bank on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money, according to a statement from the FBI.”

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.

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Man and his companion forced off motorcycle “It was early Saturday morning in upper Northwest Washington, close to the border with Montgomery County, when the light on Connecticut Avenue turned red — and the motorcyclist, in obedience to traffic regulations, halted.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C.’s troubled United Medical Center may need a taxpayer bailout — again “United Medical Center, the troubled Southeast Washington hospital that has struggled for decades to provide medical care to some of the city’s poorest residents, has hit a stretch of financial turbulence that puts it at risk of needing a taxpayer bailout — again.”

Washington Post: Secret audit left D.C. voters ‘in the dark.’ Now it stirs talk of election reform. “An audit that showed widespread problems with the campaign of a D.C. Council member — but that was withheld from public view until after he won reelection — has galvanized support among District lawmakers for election reform.”

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Posted May 02 2017 at 10:27 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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