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Daily News Clips - October 27, 2017

Summary

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Southeast D.C. Carl Hardy was shot on I Street SE, near the Potomac Gardens housing complex, on Sept. 10. Three weeks later, he died of his injuries. D.C. police announced on Thursday that Saquan Williams was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder. • Three men have been charged in a string of CVS store robberies. Their latest heist happened late Thursday night at a CVS in the District’s Tenleytown neighborhood near the Metro station on Wisconsin Avenue NW. But this time, police say, they were caught.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: 16-Year-Old Boy Charged in Southeast DC Killing “A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Southeast D.C. Carl Hardy was shot on I Street SE, near the Potomac Gardens housing complex, on Sept. 10. Three weeks later, he died of his injuries. D.C. police announced on Thursday that Saquan Williams was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder.”

Washington Post: Three men charged in string of CVS store robberies “The robbers had a specialty, police say: CVS stores. Their latest heist happened late Thursday night at a CVS in the District’s Tenleytown neighborhood near the Metro station on Wisconsin Avenue NW. But this time, police say, they were caught.”

Washington Post: Woman pleads guilty to assault for throwing cup of urine on Metro bus driver “The District woman accused of throwing a cup full of urine on a Metro bus driver in August pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday. Opal Brown, 38, will remain in D.C. jail, until her sentencing on Nov. 9.”

NBC Washington: DC-Area Upskirting Cases Spiking in Past 3 Years “The Washington, D.C., region is suffering from a spike in upskirting incidents, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Upskirting, the covert and illicit photography beneath the dresses and skirts of women in public places, is becoming simpler and more pervasive because of the spread of phone cameras and other small electronic devices that can be used to secretly snap photos.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Information on Pulse Point app creates controversy with DC’s first responders “A new app to help first responders is creating a bit of controversy. This comes after FOX 5 began asking questions about the Pulse Point app and the information it was putting out. The intention and design of Pulse Point is to get immediate help to people suffering from cardiac arrest. For example, if you are trained in CPR and are in the vicinity of an emergency, your phone will buzz or beep and give you the exact address.”

NBC Washington: U. S. judge bars Pentagon from blocking citizenship applications by immigrant recruits “A federal judge has ordered the Defense Department not to block fast-tracked citizenship applications that it promised to about 2,000 foreign-born U.S. Army Reserve soldiers under their enlistment contracts.”

Washington Post: Judge blasts District agency for treatment of defendants with mental illness “A D.C. Superior Court judge Thursday threatened to hold the District agency charged with overseeing mental-health services in contempt for failing to provide a defendant with a court-ordered psychological evaluation.”

Fox5DC: Catharsis on the Mall permit for 45-foot-tall nude statue of woman on National Mall denied “A proposal by the organizers of Catharsis on the Mall to have a 45-foot-tall statue of a naked woman near the Washington Monument for several months has been denied, according to officials. The National Park Service confirmed to FOX 5 it received and denied a portion of the public gathering permit application submitted by Catharsis on the Mall, in particular, the naked statued and a memorial temple.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC delegation heads to Paris in bid to host 2022 Gay Games “Mayor Muriel Bowser will fly to Paris on Thursday to make a bid to host the Gay Games in 2022. She will be joined by D.C. Councilmembers Jack Evans, Brandon Todd, Olympian Briana Scurry, and members of the Washington, DC Gay Games Bid Committee. D.C. has been named one of three finalists to host the games. Hong Kong and Guadalajara are also in the running.”

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Posted October 27 2017 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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