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Daily News Clips - November 6, 2017

Summary

An off-duty D.C. police sergeant who worked on the force for 17 years was shot and killed in west Baltimore Saturday morning, police said. Sgt. Tony Mason Jr., 40, was sitting in parked car on the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue with a 43-year-old woman when an unknown person approached the car and began shooting, police said. The shooter then ran away, police said. • A man has been arrested after police say he killed a man inside a home in Northeast D.C. Saturday night. Samuel Davis, 59, of Northeast D.C. is charged with first degree murder, police say. Police were called to the 1700 block of Benning Road NE Saturday night and discovered the victim inside. Investigators had said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Off-Duty DC Police Sergeant Shot, Killed in Baltimore: Police “An off-duty D.C. police sergeant who worked on the force for 17 years was shot and killed in west Baltimore Saturday morning, police said. Sgt. Tony Mason Jr., 40, was sitting in parked car on the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue with a 43-year-old woman when an unknown person approached the car and began shooting, police said. The shooter then ran away, police said.”

NBC Washington: Man Charged with Murder After NE DC Asphyxiation Death “A man has been arrested after police say he killed a man inside a home in Northeast D.C. Saturday night. Samuel Davis, 59, of Northeast D.C. is charged with first degree murder, police say. Police were called to the 1700 block of Benning Road NE Saturday night and discovered the victim inside. Investigators had said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.”

Washington Post: Man claimed he ‘dropped explosives’ near White House, Secret Service says “The Secret Service said a Washington man has been charged with making a felony threat after he told an agent he “dropped explosives” along the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Square and the White House.”

NBC Washington: Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime After Man Assaults Georgetown Panhandler “A panhandler was assaulted with a metal object and targeted with racial slurs during an attack in the heart of Georgetown that could be considered a hate crime, police say. Police say they are investigating if the Thursday afternoon attack should be treated as a hate crime. Richard Walter Moore, 40, was arrested on assault and threat charges, police said.”

NBC Washington: 2 NW DC School Employees Accused of Assaulting Students “A teacher is facing an assault charge after police say she hit a student in the head at a Northwest D.C. elementary school where an after school employee is also under investigation for assaulting a student. Lacey Thornton, 32, a fourth grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School, was arrested Friday morning. The victim told the school’s principal Tuesday that Thorton grabbed her by her hair and hit her twice with an open hand.”

NBC Washington: 17-Year-Old Arrested After 2 Shot in DC Robbery Attempt “Police arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say shot two people during a robbery attempt. Demetrius Frazier, of Southeast D.C., was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with intent to commit robbery. Police say Frazier entered an establishment on the 500 block of 42nd Street NE on Saturday, Oct. 28. Inside, Frazier brandished a gun and tried to rob the store, police said.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Lieutenant Arrested for Child Cruelty “A D.C. police lieutenant has been put on administrative leave after being charged with cruelty to a child, police say. Lt. David Hutchinson, 55, was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to a child, according to charging documents. The charges stemmed from a domestic incident that happened on Oct.30, documents said. Hutchinson has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.”

Washington Post: Phone robbers attack victims in Dupont Circle “Robbers, apparently seeking cellphones, attacked four people on the street last week within an hour and a half in separate incidents in the Dupont Circle area, according to the D.C. police. The incidents, all involving three or four robbers, occurred Wednesday between 8 and 9:30 p.m. on N and O streets and 20th and 21st streets, all southwest of the circle.”

Washington Post: Arrest made in 9 package burglaries “On Thursday, police said, a man was arrested in connection with nine incidents this year in which packages or their contents were taken from inside apartment houses in the Foggy Bottom, West End, Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan areas.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Activists behind a rejected 45-foot statue of a naked woman in D.C. have a new plan: A 26-foot digital artwork of a naked woman. “The activists had wanted to place a 45-foot-tall statue of a nude woman on prime land on the Mall. They said it would be a symbol of feminine strength and power, a sign that women should never feel ashamed in their bodies. But the National Park Service last month rejected a permit for such a large and heavy structure on land near the Washington Monument, scuttling the activists’ project. Now, activists have a new plan. They want to erect a 26-foot-tall scaffold covered on two sides by 26-foot-tall digitized portraits of a nude woman.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC exploring having ‘night mayor’ to help oversee city nightlife “A bill has been proposed to appoint a person whose actual title would be the director of the Office on Nightlife. Also, a nightlife commission would also be formed and would consist of a five-member panel.”

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Posted November 06 2017 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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