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DC Police Union - Daily News Clips - January 13, 2017


According to a DC Police affidavit, Waliyatou Amadou was fatally stabbed by Deangelo Demetrius Thorne, 27, following an argument. The victim, the suspect, and another person were allegedly arguing outside of an apartment building about whether a previous sexual encounter was an assault or consensual. The victim went into the building and the suspect followed her as the argument continued and escalated. • A video was released by DC Police of a person of interest wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of Antonias Deangelo Butler, 25, on New Year’s Eve. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police cite quarrel as possible motive in fatal W Street apartment stabbing “A woman who died after being stabbed on Sunday in an apartment building in Northwest Washington had argued with her attacker about whether he had previously sexually assaulted her, police said in an arrest affidavit filed in court.”

NBC Washington: Police Release Video From Fatal New Year’s Eve Stabbing “Police are asking the public to help identify a man who they say is a person of interest in a fatal New Year’s Eve stabbing. Thursday, police released a video of the man.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old from NE DC “Police need your help locating a missing 15-year-old from Northeast, D.C. Chantese Zimmerman was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 1st in the 500 block of 50th Place NE around 7:50 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.”

Washington Post: Louisiana man admits to phoning threat to second Northwest pizzeria, prosecutors say “A Louisiana man on Thursday admitted to telephoning a threat to a pizza shop just a few doors down from another Northwest pizzeria that was targeted after it was the subject of a viral fake news story about a child sex ring.”

Washington Post: D.C.’s “Kush God” has probation revoked, ordered to spend 60 days in jail “A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the man known in the District as the “Kush God” to jail after prosecutors said the man continued to sell marijuana despite being ordered by a judge to cease selling the drug as part of a plea agreement last year.”

Police Update

Washington Times: D.C. police change patrol strategy to improve community relations, reduce crime “The Metropolitan Police Department is adopting a new patrolling strategy that focuses on cultivating relationships between police officers and residents in an ongoing effort to reduce crime.”

NBC Washington: Why DC Police Body Cameras Will Be Off as Officers Monitor Inauguration Protests “Civil rights groups are taking steps to ensure police respect the constitutional rights of demonstrators at the presidential inauguration. News 4’s Mark Segraves reports on why D.C. police officers’ body cameras often will be off, and how citizens will be able to record the officers.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Metro GM Wiedefeld: ‘We are not a fire department. That’s not what we do’ “When you ride on Metro, do you expect the transit agency to help rescue you if you get into a dangerous situation? That is what many people have been asking after lawyers representing Metro turned blame from itself and towards the D.C. Fire and EMS Department for the L’Enfant Plaza smoke incident that left one passenger dead.”

Mayor and City Council

WJLA: New affordable apartments for homeless veterans opens in the District “It’s a project aimed at ensuring veterans never have to live on the streets in the District. D.C. Bureau Chief Sam Ford gives us a tour of new affordable apartments in the video above and introduces us to the veterans who will call them home.”

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Posted January 13 2017 at 9:36 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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