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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 4th, 2016

Summary

Joshua Wayne Munson, of District Heights, Maryland, was shot and killed in the Anacostia neighborhood Wednesday night. No suspect information is available at this time. • Sequarn Tibbs, 25, and Earl Jackson, 23, were found guilty of murder Thursday for the October 2009 shooting that left Daquan Tibbs, 18, of Southeast, and Davonta Artis, 15, of Northeast, dead outside of Grant Park.

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Crime Updates

WUSA9: Man shot & killed in Southeast D.C. “A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the 1600 block of T Street in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday, Metropolitan Police said. Joshua Wayne Munson, of District Heights, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police responded to reports of an unconscious man at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.”

Washington Post: Two men found guilty for 2009 shooting in D.C. that left 15-year-old dead “Two D.C. men were found guilty of murder Thursday for a 2009 shooting that left a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old dead, prosecutors said. In 2009, Sequarn Tibbs, 25, and Earl Jackson, 23, were part of a group, known as “Young Savage” in Southeast, the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia said in a statement. On Oct. 13 of that year, they were part of a group that started a gun battle with people from another neighborhood that they thought robbed Jackson’s mother’s home, the statement said. Daquan Tibbs, 18, of Southeast and Davonta Artis, 15, of Northeast — a bystander — were killed in the shooting in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE, and three others were wounded, according to the statement.”

WTOP: Dad of 3-year-old with gun in backpack ordered held “A magistrate judge in D.C. Superior Court found probable cause to hold the father of a 3-year-old boy who was discovered with a pistol in his backpack. Magistrate Sherry Trafford said she was not overwhelmed by the evidence that prosecutors presented. She noted that several other adults had access to the boy’s backpack before Anthony Chiles picked up his son at the boy’s mother’s home and brought him to school. But she ruled prosecutors met the relatively low burden of probable cause saying that Chiles, 31, of D.C., likely knew his son’s backpack had a Glock 17 in it and that he likely put the weapon in the bag.”

Police Updates

Washington Post: Park Police officer accidentally shoots himself while fighting raccoon “A United States Park Police officer accidentally shot himself in the foot on Thursday while fending off a raccoon attack in Rock Creek Park, authorities said. At around 12 p.m., the officer was attacked by the raccoon on Horse Stable Lane in Northwest Washington, the U.S. Park Police said in a statement, and shot himself while fighting the animal. The officer was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the raccoon was killed by another officer at the scene.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: D.C. bill would stabilize workers’ schedules “A measure in the District would set guidelines for how some employers schedule their workers and when changes can be made to their shifts. It’s called the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act. The D.C. Council held a hearing on the issue Thursday. The bill would keep retail and restaurant owners from erratically changing their employees’ shifts. Schedules could not change without at least two weeks’ notice. Workers support the measure because it would help them schedule child care and juggle other jobs. Several employers are against it because they need flexibility in their scheduling. The bill is still in the discussion phase.”

NBC Washington: D.C. Councilmember suggests doubling funding for Metro “A D.C. councilmember said the city would be willing double its yearly funding of Metro if Maryland and Virginia agree to do the same. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld laid out his budget proposal Thursday calling for a possible fare increase, cuts in service and layoffs. The transit agency’s largest union blasted the plan. Metro is facing a budget gap of almost $300 million and the main reason is lost revenue because riders are staying away due to poor service and painful maintenance. ‘The approach that I’m proposing is what I’m calling a shared sacrifice to get us to a balanced budget,’ Wiedefeld said.”

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Posted November 04 2016 at 9:58 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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