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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 8th, 2016

Summary

Mathew Taylor Bruce, 23, of Amelia County, Va., was arrested with a gun near the White House on Saturday and was ordered detained on Monday by a D.C. Superior Court judge. • On Saturday evening, a D.C. police officer was hit in the leg and in the head with pellets from a BB gun outside of an apartment complex in the Congress Heights neighborhood. No suspect information is available.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man arrested with gun near White House ordered detained “A 23-year-old man who police said was wearing a face mask and was arrested with a gun near the White House on Saturday was ordered detained on Monday by a D.C. Superior Court judge. Mathew Taylor Bruce, of Amelia County, Va., is charged with illegal possession of a handgun. The suspect’s home is about 40 miles west of Richmond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Police said in an arrest affidavit that an officer saw Bruce about 1:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, near the Treasury annex, with a pistol holder sticking out of his waistband.”

Fox5DC: DC police warn of rise in violence in Congress Park area after officer hit by BB gun pellets “Residents in Washington D.C. are fed up after another night of violence in the city. Although homicide numbers are 25 fewer than what they were last year, the shootings are continuing at the same rate as they were during last year’s crime spike. There was another shooting in Southeast D.C. Monday afternoon after a 25-year-old man was wounded in the chest. In that same neighborhood Saturday evening, a D.C. police officer was hit in the leg and in the head with pellets from a BB gun outside of an apartment complex at 13th and Congress Streets.”

WUSA9: FOUND: 73-year-old woman from DC “ A 73-year-old missing D.C. woman was found safe on Monday. Joan Brockenberry-Bowie, 73, was last seen in the 1200 block of Gallatin Street in Northwest, D.C. around 11:30 a.m., Metropolitan police said. She was described as a black woman, standing 5’2” tall and weighing 200 pounds. Brockenberry-Bowie has black/gray shoulder length curly hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing beige/orange pants, a purple coat, yellow rubber boots and carrying a pink wallet.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘We want coverage across the city’: D.C. mayor touts network of private cameras “A D.C.-funded program to help residents outfit their homes and businesses with security cameras is giving law enforcement another tool to monitor crime, creating a network of more than 1,000 cameras on private property across the city. Since February, the District government has been footing the bill for property owners to purchase the security cameras. To collect the money, residents must register their camera in a police database that authorities can access when investigating a crime.”

WJLA: DC voters to consider statehood, comeback for former mayor Vincent Gray “Turning the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state has long been a popular political position among city residents and their elected leaders. On Tuesday, they’ll get to vote on whether they want statehood—although the vote won’t necessarily get the District any closer to that far-fetched destination. The statehood referendum provides the most intrigue to a sleepy general election in the nation’s capital, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 12-to-1. Hillary Clinton is expected to easily win the District’s three electoral votes. President Barack Obama received more than 90 percent of the District’s vote in each of his campaigns.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Time change increases focus on preventing pedestrian deaths “Police in the Washington region say they are stepping up their efforts to prevent pedestrian deaths. That’s because the end of daylight savings time brings darker evening commutes and greater risks to pedestrians and bicyclists. According to a news release from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, regional law enforcement will increase attention on drivers but also pedestrians and bicyclists who break traffic laws. The focus will continue through Nov. 27.”

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Posted November 08 2016 at 9:43 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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