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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 1st, 2016


A man was fatally shot near the Washington Highlands neighborhood late Wednesday night. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No suspect information is available. • Police are searching for Thomas Harris, 24, who was last seen in the Petworth neighborhood and has been missing since last Wednesday. • A video was released showing a person of interest wanted in connection with a theft in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.

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WUSA9: Man fatally shot in SW, DC “A man is dead after a shooting in Southwest, D.C. late Wednesday night, Metropolitan police said. The shooting happened in the 100 block of Irvington Street in Southwest, D.C. around 10:59 p.m. Police said they found a man with a gunshot wound outside. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Man wearing burgundy and gold beanie takes package off Northwest D.C. porch “A man wearing a burgundy and gold beanie was captured on home surveillance footage taking a package from a front porch in Northwest, the Metropolitan Police Department reports. The video below, released by police, shows the man discretely sliding the unopened package into what appears to be a garbage bag between the hours of 2:20 and 5:30 p.m. on November 22.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 24-year-old DC man “Police are searching for a missing 24-year-old man from Northwest, D.C. Thomas Harris, 24, was last seen in the 800 block of Varnum St. in NW, D.C. was last seen Wednesday, Metropolitan police said. Harris is described as a black man, standing 5’7” tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and a white boss shirt with black lettering and Adidas sneakers.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: DC mayor to announce new HIV treatment effort “District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a new effort to fight HIV and AIDS. The HIV rate in the nation’s capital has declined dramatically in recent years, but it’s still considered an epidemic. The city has more than 16,000 people, or 2.5 percent of the population, living with HIV. Bowser will detail new goals for HIV treatment on Thursday.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council’s Cheh plans ‘public’ hearing on possible political retaliation — but wants it closed to public “A D.C. Council member who promised to probe allegations of favoritism in city contracting plans to hold a “public oversight hearing” Thursday that she wants closed to the public. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) has taken the rare step, citing personnel issues related to the allegations. At issue is the abrupt Aug. 12 departure of Christopher Weaver, a retired Navy rear admiral who oversaw most government construction awards for the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D).”

WTOP: DC mayor heading to Mexico for climate conference “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is heading to Mexico City to discuss how cities can fight climate change amid uncertainty about U.S. climate policy. Bowser will join more than 60 city leaders at the C40 Mayors Summit on Thursday and Friday. She says her participation “signifies D.C.’s commitment to the Paris agreement and securing a future for our city in the face of climate change.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Wind causes roof damage and evacuation of District apartment building “High winds sheared rubber sheeting from the roof a Northwest Washington apartment building Wednesday evening, forcing 10 people from their homes, D.C. Fire and EMS officials said. Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Cedar Street, in the Takoma area, where an estimated 100 x 100 foot section of protective sheeting was ripped from an 12-unit building about 6:40 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a fire department spokesman. No injuries were reported, even though debris had been blown across Cedar Street into a gas station parking lot.”

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Posted December 01 2016 at 10:46 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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