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Daily News Clips - November 21, 2017

Summary

A man posing as a ride-share driver picked up a woman in his car and sexually assaulted her on American University’s campus early Sunday, police said. Police arrested and charged El Houcine Jourhdaly, 36, of Springfield, Virginia, on sexual abuse and kidnapping charges Monday. The 21-year-old victim and a male companion told police they saw an Uber sticker on a car. About 3:20 a.m. Sunday, the victim flagged down the driver near Dupont Circle, police said. • Police say two men have been arrested after they assaulted and shot a person in Northwest DC early Sunday morning. Troy Jenkins, 26, of Hyattsville, Md. and David Slater, 26, of Northeast DC, have been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, according to authorities.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Police: Man Posed as Ride-Share Driver, Sexually Assaulted Woman at American University “A man posing as a ride-share driver picked up a woman in his car and sexually assaulted her on American University’s campus early Sunday, police said. Police arrested and charged El Houcine Jourhdaly, 36, of Springfield, Virginia, on sexual abuse and kidnapping charges Monday. The 21-year-old victim and a male companion told police they saw an Uber sticker on a car. About 3:20 a.m. Sunday, the victim flagged down the driver near Dupont Circle, police said.”

WJLA: Police: 2 men arrested after assaulting, shooting person early Sunday in Northwest DC “Police say two men have been arrested after they assaulted and shot a person in Northwest DC early Sunday morning. Troy Jenkins, 26, of Hyattsville, Md. and David Slater, 26, of Northeast DC, have been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, according to authorities.”

Fox5DC: Man claims video shows alleged police harassment in Southwest DC neighborhood “Video taken on November 15 shows what a D.C. resident is calling police harassment during a stop in his neighborhood in Southwest D.C. The man who took the video and was the subject of the stop wants to remain anonymous, but he told FOX 5 the stop happened after 10 p.m. in his neighborhood near Atlantic Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.”

WUSA: DC Police gather for investigation outside Petworth funeral home “A Northwest DC funeral home is in hot water after authorities accused it of not having proper licensing. DC Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner gathered at the Austin Royster Funeral Home, at the corner of 5th and Kennedy Streets Northwest, Monday morning.”

WUSA: Uber driver accused of sex assault was banned years ago “A man, believed to be an Uber driver, was arrested for an alleged sex offense on American University’s campus, police said. According to officials, the suspect was banned from Uber two years ago.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC elementary school teacher continues to fight for her life after fire at Capitol Heights home “A D.C. elementary school teacher is fighting for her life after her Capitol Heights home caught fire last week. Family says Cheryl Morning was so badly burned she was not expected to survive, but she has continued to defy the odds. “She has over 75 percent burns from head to toe, first- and second-degree,” said her brother Jonathan Streat. “They only gave us a 1 percent chance that she would make it.””

Washington Post: Inauguration protesters were ‘playing a role in the violence and destruction,’ prosecutor says “During the opening minutes of the trial of six people charged with rioting during President Trump’s inauguration, a D.C. prosecutor described the scene as storefronts were smashed and a car set afire.”

NBC Washington: Calling All Landlords: DC Seeks to House Homeless People by the Holidays “Do you have an apartment to rent? D.C. is hoping you can help. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a campaign Monday to find permanent housing for 400 homeless households during the holiday season. Many of the families that need homes have housing vouchers—they just need landlords who will let them move in.”

NBC Washington: DC Funeral Home Sued by Attorney General; Remains Removed “A consumer lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order was filed against a northwest Washington, D.C., funeral home after the attorney general for D.C. said the home was operating without proper licenses. Attorney General Karl Racine said Austin Royster Funeral Home, located in the 500 block of Kennedy Street Northwest, charged grieving families for services it did not provide, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General. Racine filed the suit on Nov. 18 in a D.C. Superior Court Civil Division.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Public hospital board extends contract of troubled management firm “The consulting company that recently lost its contract to run the District’s public hospital will stay on for up to two months as the hospital’s board seeks a new management company to take over, board members decided Monday. The unanimous vote by United Medical Center’s directors means that Veritas of Washington, which has overseen since 2016 the financially troubled hospital’s operations for a monthly fee of $300,000, could remain in charge through the end of 2017.”

WJLA: Rapper Wale makes appearance at annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in DC’s Ward 8 “The 15th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway in Ward 8 kicked off Monday under DC’s new Councilmember Trayon White. The event was started by the late mayor and council member Marion Barry, and three years after his death, tradition lived on.”

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Posted November 21 2017 at 12:54 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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