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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 22nd, 2016


Gunfire was reported Monday night in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest and an arrest was made. No injuries were reported as a result of the gunshots. • Police are searching for two suspects in an aggravated assault that happened on Oct. 13 in the Navy Yard area. On Monday, police released video of the incident that was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

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Washington Post: Shots fired in Columbia Heights; one arrest made “Gunfire was reported Monday night in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington, and police said an arrest was made. No injuries were reported as a result of the gunshots, which witnesses heard in the area of 11th and Lamont Street NW. One arrest was made on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. It was not clear who had fired the shots or why.”

Fox5DC: DC police search for aggravated assault suspects “The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for two suspects in an aggravated assault that happened last month. Police say the incident happened in the 300 block of L Street, Southeast, on Oct. 13 at around 6:30 p.m. On Monday, police released video of the incident that was captured by a nearby camera.”

WUSA9: Parents search for answers in DNC staffer’s murder “A young DNC staffer’s parents came to town on Monday to speak out and ask for help from the public with his murder case. It’s been just over 4 months since 27-year-old Seth Rich was murdered in Northwest, D.C. There have still not been any arrests or leads in the case. On a cold, blustery Monday, Mary Rich soaked up the sunshine, thankful for its warmth in more ways than one. ‘I’m taking the sunshine as Seth’s smile today,’ said Mary Rich, his mother. Mary was joined by her husband, Joel Rich, Seth’s father making a desperate plea for tips in the murder of their son.”

Police Updates

NBC News: Four police shootings in three states in 24 hours rattle authorities “Four police shootings in three states on Sunday that left one officer dead and three wounded had authorities across the country grappling with the sudden burst of violence — and preparing for more on Monday. And in one city, San Antonio, where 20-year veteran Det. Benjamin Marconi was shot dead on Sunday morning during a traffic stop, the police chief offered a chilling assessment of the suspect’s possible motive. Officers in Missouri and Florida were also wounded with non-life threatening injuries when suspects opened fire. In St. Louis, a 46-year-old, 20-year sergeant was shot in the face twice by a man who pulled up next to him at a traffic light at 7:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. ET). Authorities believe the suspect, who was later identified as George P. Bush, 19, had been involved in several robberies, a carjacking and a murder, chief Sam Dotson told reporters.”

CNN: San Antonio police announce arrest in officer’s killing “San Antonio Police announced Monday the arrest of a man suspected of targeting and killing a 50-year-old police officer. Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. while riding with a woman and a 2-year-old child in a car on Interstate 10, Chief William McManus said.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: DC Mayor Bowser chooses new school chancellor “ After a months-long search, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has reportedly chosen a new leader for the district’s school system. Bowser is expected to nominate Antwan Wilson, currently the superintendent of schools in Oakland, California, as chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools. Bowser has been searching since Kaya Henderson announced in June that she would be stepping down in the fall. John Davis has served as interim chancellor since Oct. 1.”

WTOP: DC Mayor Bowser says she, Trump share ‘common ground’ on infrastructure “Donald Trump promised to devote $1 trillion to rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure during his campaign. And D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the president-elect should start that spending right here in the District. ‘It would appear to be an area of common ground,’ said Bowser at the kickoff of a new round of alley improvements in the city Monday.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Woman burned in fire in Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington “A woman was critically injured in a fire that the victim may have accidentally set early Tuesday in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police and fire officials. Dustin Sternbeck, the police department’s chief spokesman, said that ‘at this point it appears the burns were sustained accidentally.’ Sternbeck said detectives were reviewing surveillance camera footage that ‘appears to have captured the incident.’”

WAMU: After rash of red-signal overruns, Metro to begin train-operator testing “Metro is adding another layer to its efforts to reduce the number of red-signal overruns that have plagued the rail system — 72 violations since 2012 — with a new program designed to monitor train operators while they are at the controls. The transit authority will begin ‘efficiency testing’ to verify that train operators do not ignore red signals along the tracks and zero-speed commands in train cabs, similar to the police use of radar to check drivers’ speeds or DUI checkpoints, except that Metro train operators will be notified ahead of time.”

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Posted November 22 2016 at 10:36 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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