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Daily News Clips - November 30, 2017

Summary

Two tourists were groped inside the Capitol, leading to calls from members of Congress to increase visitor safety. U.S. Capitol Police said two girls told officers they were groped and had a photo taken of them by the suspect on Nov. 22. Authorities said the suspect, only identified as a 20-year-old man, was arrested and listed the offense as misdemeanor sex abuse. • Police are looking for several suspects in six robberies in the District, based on surveillance images and cameras. It is not known if any of the robberies are connected. Two of the robberies happened along Georgia Avenue NW, not far from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro stop. Three happened in Northeast Washington, and one in Southeast Washington.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Tourists groped inside Capitol, police say “Two tourists were groped inside the Capitol, leading to calls from members of Congress to increase visitor safety. U.S. Capitol Police said two girls told officers they were groped and had a photo taken of them by the suspect on Nov. 22. Authorities said the suspect, only identified as a 20-year-old man, was arrested and listed the offense as misdemeanor sex abuse.”

Washington Post: Six people, stores robbed in Northeast and Northwest Washington “Police are looking for several suspects in six robberies in the District, based on surveillance images and cameras. It is not known if any of the robberies are connected. Two of the robberies happened along Georgia Avenue NW, not far from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro stop. Three happened in Northeast Washington, and one in Southeast Washington.”

NBC Washington: Woman Says She Asked Man to Move on Escalator, He Punched Her “Termia Logan says she asked a man to step aside on an escalator in Union Station so she could pass and he punched her in the face. Logan told News4 she had just reached the top of an escalator in the station on Tuesday when a man turned around and punched her, leaving her bleeding and with a black eye. Then, she said Amtrak police did little to help.”

Fox5DC: 6th woman joins lawsuit claiming Howard University failed to handle sexual assault reports “In May, five women filed a lawsuit against Howard University claiming the school has been slow to take action to resolve their claims of sexual assault. Now, a sixth woman has come forward to join the lawsuit claiming she was raped by a repeat offender. The latest victim says after she was raped, she lived on campus in fear and her pleas were ignored by the university, which are detailed in the lawsuit.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Cardiac arrest victim thanks DC first responders who saved his life at Union Station “There was a joyful reunion between a man who runs the company that makes French’s Mustard and the D.C. firefighters who saved his life earlier this year. Inside Engine Company 3 on New Jersey Avenue in Northwest D.C., Elliot Penner, his son Brayden and his wife Karen meet the firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who saved the 57-year-old New Jersey man’s life on April 15. The previously heart-healthy Penner went into full cardiac arrest shortly after he and Brayden arrived at Union Station for a Washington Capitals hockey game.”

Washington Post: Former D.C. power broker must repay $240,000 to troubled housing complex “A former political power broker in Southeast Washington must repay more than $240,000 she improperly diverted from a nonprofit that owned and managed a low-income housing complex, a judge has ruled. Rowena Joyce Scott, a minister who until recently was property manager for Park Southern Apartments and board president of the Park Southern Neighborhood Corporation, must return $242,605 to the organization, D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott ordered this month.”

NBC Washington: DC-Area Muslims Fear Trump’s Tweets Could Spark Attacks “Muslims in the D.C. area said they worry President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets on Wednesday could spur anti-Muslim attacks. “This is my country, and he’s making me feel unsafe,”“

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. plans probe of Ballou High School following report questioning standards “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser launched an investigation Wednesday into allegations that some students who were chronically absent and others who could scarcely read and write were allowed to graduate from Ballou Senior High School in Southeast Washington.”

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Posted November 30 2017 at 10:01 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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