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Daily News Clips - October 12, 2017

Summary

D.C. police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a man dead in Northeast, D.C. The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of 54th Street. Police arrived and found an adult man on the scene suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators have no suspect or motive information at this time. • D.C. police are searching for someone who stole a 1-month-old pit bull puppy from her owner at gunpoint in southeast D.C. The puppy, whose name is Heaven, and her owner were on the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE, near Suitland Parkway, about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Man dead in early morning DC shooting “D.C. police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a man dead in Northeast, D.C. The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of 54th Street. Police arrived and found an adult man on the scene suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators have no suspect or motive information at this time.”

NBC Washington: Who Stole a Pit Bull Puppy at Gunpoint in Southeast DC? “D.C. police are searching for someone who stole a 1-month-old pit bull puppy from her owner at gunpoint in southeast D.C. The puppy, whose name is Heaven, and her owner were on the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE, near Suitland Parkway, about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached.”

NBC Washington: Prosecutors: 8 Charged in Alleged Gang Conspiracy in DC Area “Federal prosecutors say eight young men have been charged for their alleged roles in a violent gang racketeering conspiracy in the Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that the men were named in a superseding indictment returned last month by a federal grand jury. It says the indictment alleges the eight are members or associates of the MS-13 gang with ties to El Salvador and each faces varying charges.”

Washington Post: Congressional staffer charged with filing false security clearance forms “Prosecutors charged a top congressional staffer Wednesday with filing a false security clearance form nearly a year after he pled guilty to failing to pay taxes, officials said. The Justice Department alleges that Isaac Lanier Avant, chief of staff to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Democratic staff director for the Homeland Security Committee, “willfully made a false statement” on security clearance forms in 2008 and 2013, officials said in a news release.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: On the Waterfront: How the District plans to keep a new neighborhood safe “For years, a digital calendar has counted down the days until the unveiling of the massive Wharf project on the Southwest Waterfront. With the clock nearing zero for its opening Thursday, city officials and the developer will get their first look at how throngs on land and water will test public safety preparations.”

NBC Washington: DC Teachers Admit Misconduct But Slip Through Cracks “The Washington, D.C., government is not revoking the licenses of teachers who admit sexual misconduct with kids, nor are D.C. education officials submitting the names of those teachers to a national database used by all 50 states to prevent predators from returning to the classroom.”

NBC Washington: Congress and Police Face Off on the Football Field “Members of Congress and Capitol Police officers faced off on the football field Wednesday night. Two D.C. special agents who proved their bravery during a shooting at a congressional GOP baseball practice were honored at the game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is still recovering from his injuries during the shooting, also made an appearance.

NBC Washington: Artist in Dispute Over Credit for DC Mural ”“We take copyright matters very seriously and after an initial review, we determined that this is a contractual disagreement between the two parties.” the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities said in a statement to News4.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Judge lets Internet firm redact user-identifying data in information provided to prosecutors in rioting case “A D.C. Superior Court judge has sided with the California Internet company that argued that the government made an overly broad request for information about users of an anti-Trump website as part of its investigation into Inauguration Day riots.”

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Posted October 12 2017 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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