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Daily News Clips - November 1, 2017

Summary

Police say two men were shot early Wednesday morning in Northeast, D.C. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the 1200 block of H Street. At this time, investigators are on the lookout for a black male, 6-foot-tall, wearing a dark hoodie with stripes on the back. • A Washington man was violently robbed Monday morning on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m., Monday, near S Street NE as much of the city was at work or in school.

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Fox5DC: 2 men shot on H Street in Northeast DC “Police say two men were shot early Wednesday morning in Northeast, D.C. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. on the 1200 block of H Street. At this time, investigators are on the lookout for a black male, 6-foot-tall, wearing a dark hoodie with stripes on the back.”

Washington Post: Man robbed in daylight on Metropolitan Branch Trail “One of the two who were following the man on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, seized him from behind, grabbing him around the neck in a kind of choke grip, according to a police report. During the ensuing struggle, according to the account, the other member of the pair went through the man’s pockets. The incident which occurred about 9:30 a.m., Monday, near S Street NE as much of the city was at work or in school, or heading for one or the other, seemed to demonstrate several aspects of Washington life. It showed that although violent crime has declined in the city, it remains a problem.”

NBC Washington: Phone Heists Getting Increasingly Physical in DC Area “The I-Team pulled police records in D.C., Virginia and Maryland and found several police agencies report the overall number of phone thefts actually is dropping as technology allows more owners to brick, or lock, their phones, rendering them inoperative if stolen. But the thousands of phone heists still occurring in the area each year are getting more physical.”

Fox5DC: DC police ask residents to stay alert following NYC terror truck attack “After officials say a 29-year-old man in a rented truck plowed through several people on a busy bicycle path in New York City, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 11 more, in what is being described as a terrorist act, authorities in D.C. say they are keeping extra attention on any potential threats in the area, especially as Halloween trick-or-treating and events take place Tuesday night.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Speedy Tax Service eviction puts boxes of personal tax record on Northeast DC street “The eviction of a tax service company put several boxes containing people’s personal tax records and information out on a Northeast D.C. street on Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals removed everything from Speedy Tax Service on 8th Street, Northeast and put it on the curb. The items included chairs, desks and filing cabinets, but more importantly, it contained the personal tax records of several clients. Among the personal information included social security numbers, out in plain sight on the sidewalk.”

NBC Washington: Apartment Residents Grapple With State, Federal Medical Marijuana Laws “Protesters stood outside a federal office building, handing out free marijuana, to highlight the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws. The District of Columbia and 28 states have legalized medical marijuana. However, if someone lives in federally subsidized housing in those regions, they can be evicted for having pot in their home, even if the state has legalized it.”

NBC Washington: A or F? See What Safety Grade Your Hospital Got in New Report “D.C. hospitals rank dead last nationwide when it comes to avoiding medical errors, injuries and infections, a report released Tuesday finds. Virginia hospitals, however, are among the best. Sixty percent of hospitals in the state got A grades from the national health care nonprofit Leapfrog, which studied data from the American Hospital Association and other sources.”

NBC Washington: Overpass Boy Jumped From to Be Replaced in Road Project “A 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass onto I-66 on Saturday, killing a woman who was driving past. VDOT says that overpass and others are scheduled to be replaced in upcoming road projects.”

Washington Post: D.C. officer, two supervisors disciplined in case involving inappropriate T-shirts “A D.C. police officer who admitted to wearing a T-shirt in public that was printed with what authorities said were inappropriate and possibly offensive images has been disciplined, according to Peter Newsham, the District’s police chief.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Overhaul of D.C. Youth Rehabilitation Act would offer new help for offenders “A bill to overhaul the District’s troubled Youth Rehabilitation Act would limit the number of young offenders eligible for more lenient sentences and require judges to justify — in writing — why they are giving convicts benefits under the law. But the bill also would require the city to offer new treatment and services to young-adult offenders, a change that is being applauded by juvenile-justice advocates, many of whom had been openly critical of adding any restrictions to the 32-year-old law.”

Washington Post: Oversight board finds many D.C. officers fail to properly use body cameras “More than a third of cases investigated by a D.C. police oversight board after complaints were made about officers’ conduct this past year involved officers who did not properly use their body-worn cameras during those incidents, according to a report made public Tuesday. Some officers turned the cameras on too late, others too early, the report from the Office of Police Complaints found. In 13 percent of the cases, at least one officer at a crime scene or incident failed to turn on the camera, though colleagues did.”

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Posted November 01 2017 at 10:27 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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