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Daily News Clips - September 25, 2017

Summary

D.C. police confirm a juvenile was shot early Monday morning in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting, which happened in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE, was reported around 2 am. The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to survive. • The court-ordered mentor of a 14-year-old D.C. girl was arrested Wednesday after he took the girl to his home for sex several times, police said. D.C. police arrested Andrew Brooks, 28, of Indian Head, Maryland, on the charge of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, police said Thursday.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police: Juvenile shot in SE DC “D.C. police confirm a juvenile was shot early Monday morning in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting, which happened in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE, was reported around 2 am. The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.”

NBC Washington: DC Court-Ordered Mentor Arrested on Sex Charges “The court-ordered mentor of a 14-year-old D.C. girl was arrested Wednesday after he took the girl to his home for sex several times, police said. D.C. police arrested Andrew Brooks, 28, of Indian Head, Maryland, on the charge of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, police said Thursday.”

Washington Post: D.C. man pleads guilty to fatally beating 81-year-old mother after argument over smoking “A District man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed in the Aug. 12 beating of his 81-year-old mother as she lay in her bed in the Northeast Washington apartment the two shared. As part of the plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Derek Cook, 52, faces 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by D.C. Superior Court Judge Zoe Bush on Dec. 1.”

Washington Post: Chinatown chase leads to arrest, police say “A man was detained and it was discovered that the man had about $30 in drugstore merchandise. The police said he also had some crack cocaine and a loaded .38 caliber Taurus semiautomatic pistol.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Marriott Won’t Cancel Event by Group Considered Anti-Muslim “Marriott says it won’t cancel an event planned at a Washington-area hotel over the concerns of a Muslim advocacy group. The Washington Post reports the civil rights group Muslim Advocates sent a letter to Marriott’s president and chief executive about the ACT for America conference at an Arlington hotel.”

Washington Post: Former charter school leaders settle lawsuit that alleged self-dealing scheme “The former leaders of a public charter school for disabled and at-risk teenagers have agreed to settle a District lawsuit alleging they sought to enrich themselves by diverting millions of dollars in taxpayer money meant for the school into private companies they created.”

Fox5DC: A deeper look into the levee system on the National Mall “As many areas continue to recover from all of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, some are wondering if the nation’s capital is ready for a major hurricane.”

Washington Post: Home surveillance camera catches a man stealing a potted plant as tall as he is “In broad daylight on Sept. 8 a man stole a plant from a doorstep in the 600 block of I Street NE. Surveillance footage released Friday by D.C. police showed the man, wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap and jeans, boldly marching off with the flora.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announces re-election bid “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will seek re-election in 2018, asking voters for a second term that she says will be dedicated to making sure the District’s runaway economic prosperity is shared more equitably across its gulfs of class and race.”

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Posted September 25 2017 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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