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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 16th, 2016


Bikila Kejella, 18, of Northwest was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the fatal shooting of Eric Garrett, 23, in September 2016. • A driver ran over a D.C. police officer’s foot Thursday night during a traffic stop near the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The officer was taken to the hospital for evaluation but his injuries are not considered serious. No further information has been released at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: 18-year-old arrested in fatal D.C. shooting “An 18-year-old D.C. man was arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal September shooting in Northwest Washington, police said. On Sept. 12 at around 12:25 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of 11th Street Northwest for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Eric Garrett of Northwest Washington suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the statement said, and Garrett died of his wounds at a hospital on Sept. 18.”

Washington Post: Suspect pleads not guilty on all charges in Comet Ping Pong pizza case “A North Carolina man accused of commandeering a Washington pizza restaurant with an assault-style rifle on Dec. 4 pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday in a brief federal court appearance. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., is charged with a federal count of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition and also is indicted on two D.C. offenses: assault with a dangerous weapon and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. The federal firearms and District assault charges each carry a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison, and the D.C. firearms count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.”

NBC Washington: Former Metro Transit police officer indicted on charges of attempting to support ISIS “A former Metro Transit Police officer was indicted Thursday on charges of trying to support ISIS, according to federal prosecutors. Nicholas Young, of Fairfax, Virginia, is accused of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He was arrested Aug. 3 at Metro headquarters, NBC News reported. Young, 37, believed a friend of his, who was actually an FBI informant, joined ISIS in 2014. When the FBI told Young they were investigating his friend’s attempt to join ISIS, Young tried to deceive them on behalf of his friend, prosecutors said.”

WUSA9: Driver runs over officer’s foot then flees in NE DC “A driver ran over a D.C. police officer’s foot Thursday night during a traffic stop, according to D.C. police. Around 8 p.m., police say an officer made a traffic stop in the 1400 Block of D St. NE. During the stop, police the driver of the car ran over the officer’s foot as the driver fled the scene. The officer was taken to the hospital for evaluation but his injuries are not considered serious. No further information has been released at this time.”

Police Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police officer who fired unloaded gun at colleague is disciplined, spokesman says “A D.C. police sergeant has retired and an officer has been disciplined after the officer fired an unloaded weapon at a colleague inside a police station in April, a department spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Dustin Sternbeck, was not immediately able to describe the discipline. The sergeant and the officer were not identified. The incident occurred during a roll call on April 16 at the First District at 101 M Street SW.”

Washington Post: D.C. police have now equipped 2,600 officers with body cameras “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced Thursday that all uniformed patrol officers in the District are now equipped with body cameras, completing a rollout that started small in 2014 and grew to become one of the mayor’s signature programs. Bowser (D) said 2,600 cameras are deployed throughout the District, attached to officers’ collars or shirts. The mayor said the District “leads the nation” with the highest number of officers with body cameras.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: Bowser touts crime decrease, but Gray says it’s still higher compared to when he was in office “In a weekly email to D.C. residents, Mayor Muriel Bowser detailed her accomplishment and noted the decrease in crime from last year. But it may not be all that it seems. Bowser touted her administration’s achievements, including the controversial crime statistics which she claims are virtually down across the board. She said homicides are down 17 percent and violent robberies down 12 percent from last year.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: D.C. operating under Cold Emergency Plan “The District is operating under its Cold Emergency Plan. At 7 p.m. Thursday, shelters and warming centers will be open to any members of the public who need it. They will remain open until 7 a.m. Friday morning. The conditions are expected to be so dangerous, D.C. is offering free rides to these warming centers. All you have to do is call the toll-free Shelter Hotline: (202) 399-7093 or 311, especially if you spot a homeless person in need.”

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Posted December 16 2016 at 11:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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