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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 20th, 2016

Summary

Three robberies have been reported in about a week near a single street corner in the Edgewood neighborhood, the most recent on Monday night. In at least two of the robberies the victims were cab drivers and guns were shown in two of the three robberies. No suspect information is available at this time. • Robert Kelsey, 29, of DC, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for sexually abusing an 11-year-old Maryland girl he met through Instagram. Kelsey was previously convicted of being an accessory in the 2005 shooting death of former DC council member Sandy Allen’s grandson, Jon Allen Jr., who was 15.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Three robberies, two armed, in eight days near one NE intersection “Three robberies have been reported in about a week near a single street corner in Northeast Washington. In at least two of them, according to police, the victims were cab drivers. Guns were shown in two of the three robberies, police said all occurred in or near the 300 block of Evarts Street NE. Police said they think one man held up the cab drivers in the 300 block of Evarts St NE on Sunday and on Dec. 12. The third robbery in that location was reported Monday night.”

WJLA: Metro rider slammed by teen accused of swiping cell phone, fellow passengers stop him “It wasn’t a typical Monday morning commute. A group of metro riders took justice into their own hands, stopping a teen accused of snatching a woman’s cell phone and trying to run away from the crowded platform. Leah Koestner, a metro regular, heard the commotion as she exited her train at the Federal Center SW station. ‘I’m getting off the metro and the guy is running – and a woman yelled ‘stop him!’ – so people were trying to stop him,’ she explained. Reacting to the commotion, Koestner decided to step in - and literally - take a hit. That’s when Capitol Police stepped in and arrested the suspect, apprehending another down the street that was believed to be involved in the heist. According to a metro spokesperson, both juveniles are facing robbery/snatch charges.”

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to 50 years for sexually abusing child he met via Instagram “A District man previously convicted of being an accessory in the 2005 shooting death of a former council member’s grandson was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for sexually abusing an 11-year-old Maryland girl he met through Instagram. Robert Kelsey, 29, was found guilty Aug. 29 in a federal trial on three counts of aggravated child sex abuse and transport of a minor for the crime, after the then-26-year-old masked his identity online before picking up the girl from her Prince George’s County elementary school summer camp and raping her in his home on July 25, 2014.”

WJLA: DC police ask for public’s help locating 3 persons of interest in connection with robbery “Police are asking for the public’s help locating three persons of interest in connection with a robbery that took place in the Northwest, DC police report. According to police, the robbery took place on Friday, November 25 in the 4100 block of Massachusetts Avenue sometime between 7:43 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. During the robbery, the suspects reportedly pried open the front door of the residence and took off with some jewelry and a suitcase.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Two D.C. Council members propose radical revisions to paid family leave bill “Two D.C. Council members are proposing dramatic revisions to the city’s landmark bill guaranteeing up to two months of paid time off for new parents, setting up a showdown among rival council factions and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser as the council meets Tuesday to take a final vote on the legislation. The alternative bill from members Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) would guarantee the same amount of paid leave as the existing bill, to which the council gave preliminary approval earlier this month: eight weeks for new parents, six weeks to care for an ailing family member and two weeks of personal sick time. It would be among the most generous paid family leave laws in the country.”

WTOP: Tax credit proposed to pay for paid leave in DC “It could be the most generous paid leave law in the country. As D.C. Council is set to move forward with paid leave legislation, which the mayor believes is flawed, a new proposal to amend the bill has city hall buzzing. Councilmembers Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, and Jack Evans, D-Ward 2, are proposing a change to how the Universal Paid-Leave Amendment Act is funded. Under the amendment, businesses with more than 50 employees would pay for a staffer’s leave out-of-pocket, and are then refunded through a $200-per-employee tax credit.”

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Posted December 20 2016 at 11:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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