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Daily News Clips - November 28, 2017

Summary

A woman says she was sexually assaulted while walking in the Southwest waterfront neighborhood not far from Nationals Park. The incident happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Monday when the victim was walking in the Unit block of M St. SW near South Capitol Street SW. A man grabbed her from behind, police said, and pushed her to the ground. The man then sexually assaulted her, according to police. • Teens attacked a man with a belt buckle in Adams Morgan, police say, on Saturday night. No gun was shown, police said, but one of the teenagers allegedly involved made use of a belt buckle.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman sexually assaulted near Nationals Park “A woman says she was sexually assaulted while walking in the Southwest waterfront neighborhood not far from Nationals Park. The incident happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Monday when the victim was walking in the Unit block of M St. SW near South Capitol Street SW. A man grabbed her from behind, police said, and pushed her to the ground. The man then sexually assaulted her, according to police.”

Washington Post: Teens attack man with belt buckle in Adams Morgan, police say “It was Saturday night in Adams Morgan, on a street near the pulsating heart of one of the city’s prime dining and entertainment areas. No gun was shown, police said, but one of the teenagers allegedly involved made use of a belt buckle.”

Fox5DC: Massage Envy employees accused of sexual assault by over 180 women, report states “A D.C. woman is among more than 180 people who have accused Massage Envy employees of sexual assault. Tara Woodley went public with her name on Monday after she said she was sexually assaulted by 24-year-old Habtamu Gebreslassie at the Massage Envy in Tenleytown back in September.”

Fox5DC: Video of officer falling off bike during illegal ATV chase raises questions “A video is raising new questions on the “no chase” policy for DC police when it comes to illegal ATV and dirt bike riders. The video shows police following a group of ATV riders on patrol cars, as one rider is heard taunting officers, with one officer on a bicycle falling in an attempt to jump off his bike toward a rider.”

NBC Washington: Thieves Target Construction Workers, Landscapers in Northeast DC “News4’s Kristin Wright spoke with a man who was robbed at gunpoint.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: DC lawmakers want to rename part of street outside of Russian Embassy after anti-Putin dissident “The D.C. Council is considering a proposal to rename part of a Northwest D.C. street outside of the Russian embassy for a Russian opposition leader murdered two years ago. Council chairman Phil Mendelson and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, who represents the neighborhood where the proposed name change would take place, are seeking to rename a one-block section of Wisconsin Avenue between Davis Street and Edmunds Street to Boris Nemtsov Place.”

Washington Post: A sign of gentrification? Advocates question morality, utility of D.C.’s cleanups of homeless camps. “Twice a week, five city offices coordinate to clear encampments across the District as part of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s “comprehensive strategy to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring,” said Sean Barry, spokesman for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. He said officials paused the encampment response at least once so people at the site could retrieve vital documents.”

Fox5DC: Northeast DC residents concerned about sharing the air with neighboring construction dumping site “For nearly 30 years, this solid waste facility has sat tucked amidst other industrial sites in the Langdon Park neighborhood. “The rats are bad, the trucks are bad, the dust is bad, the dirt is bad, the noise is bad,” said Colson. But just feet away are also homes where taxpaying residents of the District live and breathe.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. deputy mayor used employees for babysitting, inspector general finds “A top aide to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) used city employees to provide care for her child during the work day, D.C.’s inspector general has found. Courtney Snowden, Bowser’s deputy mayor for greater economic opportunity, asked her staff to take her young child to a relative’s home and to pick up the child from school in August 2015, according to a report released Monday by Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas. Snowden also left her child, then 8 years old, under the supervision of her employees while she attended a meeting outside her office, the report states.”

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Posted November 28 2017 at 10:02 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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