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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 15th, 2016


A man was shot in the wrist Wednesday evening in the NOMA neighborhood during a robbery. A bystander told police that the suspects later sped away in a black Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates. • Carmelita Henderson, 49, of Northeast was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Levi Kinte Davis, 38, of Baltimore, in September 2015. The shooting took place near the Benning neighborhood.

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Washington Post: Woman arrested in 2015 fatal shooting in Northeast Washington “D.C. police on Wednesday arrested a 49-year-old woman and charged her with fatally shooting a man in Northeast Washington in September of last year. Carmelita Henderson of Northeast was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police said members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested her on a warrant. Henderson could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Levi Kinte Davis, 38, of Baltimore.”

Washington Post: Man shot during robbery attempt inside apartment building, police say “A man shot inside an apartment building Wednesday evening in downtown Washington was attacked during a robbery, according to a D.C. police report. The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. at the Mass Court building in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. It is located about four blocks from Union Station. A police report says that the victim encountered two men outside an apartment on the 14th floor. One of the men said, ‘Give me your wallet and keys,’ according to the report.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old girl from DC “Police need your help finding a 15-year-old girl from Southeast, D.C. Shaquan Scott, 15, was last seen Thursday, December 8 in the 600 block of 46th Place in Southeast, D.C., Metropolitan police said. Scott is described as a black female, standing 5’4” tall and weighing 114 pounds, police said. She has brown dreadlocks, brown eyes and and has a medium complexion. Police said she was last seen wearing tan pants, a gray hoodie and white shoes.”

WTOP: Uptick in hate crimes seen in DC, Montgomery Co. “In the politically charged atmosphere of 2016, hate crimes are getting increasing attention and seem to be happening more frequently. A breakdown of the numbers in D.C. and Maryland’s largest counties show, in fact, there is an uptick in crimes motivated by hate. So far this year in the nation’s capital, there have been 70 hate-based crimes, a 6 percent increase from the year before. ‘I’m not sure the uptick in reporting is a sign of a significant problem. Whenever you have hate crimes, of course it’s a problem. It could be the fact that those in the community are sensitive to it,’ said Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham in an interview with WTOP.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: Mayor Bowser urges DC residents to prepare for frigid weather ahead “The hypothermia alert issued for Wednesday night by the D.C. Department of Human Services prompted Mayor Bowser to issue a safety alert for families Wednesday. ‘With temperatures expected to drop in the coming days, now is a great opportunity for District families to think through safety plans for the long winter ahead,’ Mayor Bowser said. “We are encouraging everyone to prepare early for the winter weather, and remember our most vulnerable neighbors who may need assistance in the coming days and beyond.”

Washington City Paper: Councilmember Jack Evans’ cozy ties to digital media companies “Fresh off a legislative victory for the billboard industry at Nationals Park, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ attempt to preserve a loophole for digital sign companies doing business in the District seemed inevitable—especially given his close ties with the vendor that stands to benefit the most. Evans recently introduced an emergency bill that would provide a permit exemption in certain cases—a boon for Digi Media Communications LLC, which already has installed numerous signs in violation of city rules and is look- ing to install dozens more throughout the District.”

Public Safety

WAMU: Metro disciplines half its inspectors over safety failures “In what he described as a ‘disturbing level of indifference, lack of accountability, and flagrant misconduct,’ Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld announced on Thursday that the transit authority is taking disciplinary action against 28 employees – roughly half the track inspection department – for falsifying inspection records prior to the derailment of a Silver Line train near the East Falls Church platform on July 29. Six employees have already been fired, including four track inspectors and two supervisors. Six more track inspectors are pending termination or unpaid suspension. Other employees have either been demoted or are awaiting the outcomes of Metro’s administrative review, according to information released by WMATA as its board of directors meeting convened this morning.”

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Posted December 15 2016 at 11:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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