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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 17th, 2016


Aaron Derricott, 18, of Northwest, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with five counts of armed robbery. Derricott robbed five taxicab drivers of money, cell phones and credit cards in Brookland and 16th Street Heights between Nov. 3 and Nov. 13. • A D.C. Superior Court jury found Malik Bilal, 40, guilty of second-degree murder while armed in the July 6, 2014, fatal stabbing of Alonzo G. Beasley, 52, in the in Carver-Langston neighborhood. • Police are on the lookout for a man who shot at another man after purchasing shoes from him near Anacostia. The shooter fired the gun three times at the seller. No injuries have been reported.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Police arrest man suspected of robbing five D.C. taxi drivers at gunpoint “D.C. police on Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with robbing five taxi cab drivers of money, cell phones and credit cards in two neighborhoods in Northwest and Northeast Washington. The attacks occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 13 in Brookland, in Northeast, and in 16th Street Heights, in Northwest. In each case, police said the suspect pretended to be a passenger who took out a gun and threatened the driver. Police said they arrested Aaron Derricott, 18, of Northwest, and charged him with five counts of armed robbery.”

WUSA9: WATCH: Suspect shoots at man trying to sell sneakers “The search is on for a suspect who shot at a victim during a sneaker sale in Southeast, D.C., Metropolitan police said. The shooting happened Sunday around 4:46 p.m. in the 2200 block of T Place in Southeast, D.C., authorities said. Police said the suspect met up with the victim to buy shoes while two other suspects were present. In the video the suspect is seen taking the shoes and then pulling out a gun and pointing it at the victim. The victim is then seen pushing the suspect’s hand away. The suspect then shoots at the victim. Police said the three suspects then fled from the scene.”

Washington Post: D.C. man convicted of fatally stabbing co-worker at construction site after argument “A District man was found guilty late Tuesday in the 2014 fatal stabbing of a co-worker after an argument over the use of tools on a construction site. A D.C. Superior Court jury found Malik Bilal, 40, guilty of second-degree murder while armed in the July 6, 2014, fatal stabbing of Alonzo G. Beasley, 52.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington City Paper: Executive Decisions - Bowser looks to replace Cathy Lanier and Kaya Henderson “The narrative was irresistible. In January 2015, days after her swearing in, Mayor Muriel Bowser appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press joined by Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson—’The Women Who Run Washington.’ Less than two years later, the nearly simultaneous departures of Lanier in September and Henderson in October have left Bowser in search of replacements for the twin pillars of her administration: two popular, long-tenured officials in charge of public education and public safety.”

WTOP: DC Council passes bill to end sales tax on tampons “The sales tax on tampons, sanitary napkins and diapers in the District could be coming to an end. The D.C. Council on Tuesday passed for the second and final time a bill exempting feminine-hygiene products, as well as diapers for children and adults, from the District’s sales tax. The bill was authored by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, who said in a statement, ‘Women, babies, and persons with disabilities who need these products should not be taxed for natural bodily functions.’”

Public Safety

Washington Post: D.C. man struck and killed by U-Haul on New York Avenue “A man was struck and killed by a U-Haul truck early Wednesday in Washington, police said. At around 12:15 a.m., 62-year-old Alonzo Wayne Johnson of no fixed address was struck and killed by the U-Haul, which was traveling west on New York Avenue, at the intersection of 4th Street Northeast, D.C. police said in a statement. The driver of the U-Haul remained on the scene, police said, and Johnson was in the travel lane when he was hit.”

WTOP: 3 injured, 1 critically, in food truck fire near GWU campus in DC “A food truck that caught fire near George Washington University in D.C. sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The ‘Falafel Bus’ food truck was parked on H Street between 21st and 22nd streets when it caught fire shortly before 2 p.m. One person was critically injured in the blaze, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan told WTOP. Two other people suffered burns but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.”

WUSA9: New tool makes DC sidewalks more accessible for everyone “Students and faculty at a University of Maryland computer lab have developed an interactive tool that’s helping to make D.C.’s streets more accessible for people with disabilities. Project Sidewalk allows users anywhere in the world to take a virtual walk through D.C. neighborhoods. Project Sidewalk is like Waze or a navigational system for people with disabilities. It’s a crowd-sourced view of current conditions, including trouble spots like broken pavement or blocked sidewalks. And if you have access to a computer, you can help people with mobility issues.”

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Posted November 17 2016 at 10:14 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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