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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 2nd, 2016

Summary

Two men were shot and wounded Tuesday night near the Congress Heights neighborhood. • Four violent street robberies were reported Monday night in the West End, Georgetown, and the Woodley Park areas. Victims described four separate attacks and robberies involving groups of eight to 12 boys and girls. All the cases may be related, police said. • On Tuesday, federal prosecutors indicted Lillian Alvarado, 24, in the 2013 strangling, drowning and dismembering of her newborn son. If convicted, Alvarado faces life in prison without parole in the multiple counts, including first-degree murder and cruelty to children.

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Washington Post: Two men shot, wounded in Southeast Washington “Two men were shot and wounded Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Congress Street SE. It was reported that rifle cartridges were found at the scene, and police said they were looking into that report as part of their investigation. The site of the shooting is about a half mile from the scene of a fatal shooting Monday night on Savannah Street.”

Washington Post: D.C. woman indicted in alleged killing, dismembering of newborn son “Federal prosecutors indicted a District woman Tuesday in the 2013 strangling, drowning and dismembering of her newborn son. If convicted, Lillian Alvarado, 24, faces life in prison without parole in the multiple counts, including first-degree murder and cruelty to children, in the Nov. 28, 2013, death of the infant. According to prosecutors, on Thanksgiving Day, Alvarado gave birth in the bathtub of her family’s apartment in the 6000 block of 14th Street NW. Alvarado never told her family she was pregnant.”

WTOP: Halloween robberies, assaults may be related “D.C. police are questioning people after a series of violent robberies Halloween night in Northwest. Police said one of the incidents is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The people being questioned were not under arrest, police said. Victims described four separate attacks and robberies involving groups of eight to 12 boys and girls. The attacks were in Georgetown and Woodley Park between 7:30 p.m. and sometime after 10:30 p.m. All the cases may be related, police said.”

Washington Post: At least four violent street robberies in NW Washington Halloween night “Halloween means revelry but in the District this year it also signified robbery. Four violent street robberies were reported Monday night in affluent sections of Northwest Washington. Robberies were reported in the West End, in Georgetown, and in the Woodley Park area, all neighborhoods that are generally considered to be safe. All four involved groups of youths. It was not known whether any of the youths was involved in more than one of the robberies. However, similarities existed among all four, and the times given would have made it possible for several youths to participate in all of the incidents.”

WUSA9: DC man arrested after child carries loaded gun into school “A D.C. man was arrested after his child carried a loaded pistol in an elementary school Tuesday morning, according to D.C. Police. Anthony Earl Chiles, 31, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, and recklessly endangering a child’s physical, mental or emotional health. Around 9:30 a.m. at Moten Elementary School located in the 1500 block of Morris Road SE, police say a school security guard checked a pre-school aged child’s backpack and found a loaded, semi-automatic pistol.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: DC Council approves ‘right-to-die’ bill by veto-proof margin “District of Columbia residents with less than six months to live would be able to request lethal medication from their doctors under a bill approved by lawmakers. The D.C. Council approved the so-called “right to die” bill Tuesday in an 11-to-2 vote. Council members will vote on it again before sending it to Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser, but as it stands the margin is veto-proof. Bowser has not taken a position on the bill, and opponents have urged her to veto it. Physician-assisted death is legal in five states, and several others are considering legislation.”

WJLA: Leaders search for solutions to D.C.‘s rat problem “Dozens of D.C. residents came out Tuesday night to a meeting with the National Park Service, which oversees dozens of federal parks in the city. The meeting, organized by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, gave residents a chance to express concerns they had about NPS parks, which are in all eight wards of the city. One resident brought up her concerns about the large population of rats in Dupont Circle.”

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Posted November 02 2016 at 10:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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