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Daily News Clips - May 31, 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: • Residents who live in the Truxton Circle neighborhood participated in a march on Tuesday afternoon to protest the recent streak in violence. Two shootings, including a homicide, took place in the area over Memorial Day weekend. • A video was released of DC Police pursuing ATV cruisers that were illegally driving on city streets. According to reports, the ATV drivers threw bricks at police and were ultimately arrested by authorities.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Truxton Circle Neighbors March Against Crime After Shooting “People who live in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Northwest D.C. are banding together against crime after a fatal shooting. News4’s Shomari Stone spoke with a long-time resident about living amid violence.”

NBC Washington: Residents work to stop the violence in NW D.C. neighborhood after series of shootings “New information Tuesday as D.C. residents work to stop the violence after a series of shootings in the city within the last few days.”

Fox5DC: Video shows DC police pursuing ATV riders; police say bricks were thrown at officers “Illegal dirt bikes and ATVs continue to plague the streets of D.C causing unsafe situations and frustrating both drivers and police officers. D.C. police have long had a no-chase policy, but one driver questioned whether that had changed after what she witnessed on Monday in Southeast D.C.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old girl from DC “Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 15-year-old girl from D.C. Genesis Stephenson was last seen in the 300 block of 34th Street, Southeast, on Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was reported missing on May 29, 2017.”

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

WJLA: Woman struck by vehicle in D.C., transported to hospital with serious injuries “An elderly woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in Southeast Tuesday evening, D.C. Fire and EMS officials report.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council approves $13.8 billion budget, keeping tax cuts in place “Cuts to the District’s estate and business taxes will take effect next year despite a last-minute revolt by some D.C. Council members who said they would rather spend those dollars on social programs.”

NBC Washington: Small Businesses Get Boost With “Project 500” Expansion ”“Project 500” initially helped business owners in low-income, high-unemployment areas of D.C., but Tuesday the program expanded nationwide and will be known as “Ascend 2020.” News4’s Mark Segraves talked to one entrepreneur who says it could help his company become a household name.”

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

Posted May 31 2017 at 10:19 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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