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D.C. police arrested one student and discharged pepper spray inside a Northwest Washington high school cafeteria Wednesday after a large fight broke out, according to a police department spokesman. • Five children at a D.C. day care where a 23-month-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in June had been left unsupervised while the provider was running errands and the adult she left in charge was indoors, a city investigation has found.

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Washington Post: Police use pepper spray to break up large fight at D.C. high school “D.C. police arrested one student and discharged pepper spray inside a Northwest Washington high school cafeteria Wednesday after a large fight broke out, according to a police department spokesman. The incident occurred around lunchtime at Washington Metropolitan High School, in the 300 block of Bryant Street NW, near LeDroit Park. The campus has 125 students, and police said school was dismissed early to prevent further confrontations.”

Washington Post: Children left alone at day care where toddler died in pool, investigation finds “Five children at a D.C. day care where a 23-month-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in June had been left unsupervised while the provider was running errands and the adult she left in charge was indoors, a city investigation has found.”

Fox5DC: Man wanted for firing at victim on escalator at Columbia Heights Metro station taken into custody “A man wanted for firing a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station in Washington D.C. last week has been taken into custody in Maryland, police say. Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks confirmed that 22-year-old Cesar Morales was apprehended Thursday night. No further details were given.”

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Washington Post: U.S. service members, gay rights groups ask judge to halt Trump transgender ban “Human rights groups asked a federal judge Thursday to block President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military, producing statements by three former Obama administration U.S. service branch chiefs and a senior Pentagon official that a ban would harm readiness, staffing, recruitment and morale.”

Fox5DC: Bus drivers protest Metro’s response to security concerns, ask for police protection on X2 line “A group of Metrobus drivers are protesting what they say are increasingly unsafe conditions on the job. Bus operators, supervisors and Local 689 union members gathered Friday morning at the Minnesota Avenue NE Metrobus station to express their concerns over several recent attacks on bus drivers, but Metro called the protest an unauthorized labor action.”

Fox5DC: Dacha Beer Garden working on expansion plan to keep 14th Street neighbors happy “Dacha Beer Garden in the Shaw neighborhood of the District is looking to expand to 14th Street, but a city commission has forced the business to go back to the drawing board for plans to accommodate neighbors concerned about noise and capacity.”

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Posted September 01 2017 at 9:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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