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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 9th, 2016

Summary

Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, of Southeast, was found fatally stabbed Tuesday afternoon in the Barry Farm neighborhood. It was not immediately clear how long the victim had been there before being found. No information was available about a suspect or motive.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman, 40, found fatally stabbed in Southeast “A woman was found fatally stabbed Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, of Southeast Washington was found about 3 p.m. in the 2600 block of Pomeroy Road SE, said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman. He said she had been stabbed ‘multiple times.’ The block is near the Barry Farm section of Anacostia, and the place where the body was found is lined with trees and shrubbery. It was not immediately clear how long the woman had been there before being found. No information was available about a suspect or motive.”

WTOP: World War II Memorial defaced in apparent pipeline protest “The National Park Service says the World War II Memorial in Washington has been vandalized, apparently by someone opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Park service spokesman Mike Litterst says someone spray-painted the North Dakota section of the memorial. A photo provided by the park service shows that the phrase “#NoDAPL” was written in spray paint.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: DC voters approve statehood push, send Vince Gray back to DC Council “Voters in D.C. overwhelmingly approved a ballot referendum seeking statehood for the nation’s capital, and former Mayor Vincent Gray, who had been angling for a political comeback, is heading back to the D.C. Council. The statehood effort on the ballot had garnered 86 percent support among voters. Fourteen percent of voters opposed the measure, which included a proposed state constitution that would have residents electing a governor, not a mayor, and a 21-seat state legislature instead of a city council.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Fire near 17th and M streets in downtown Washington is quickly extinguished “Firefighters on Tuesday morning extinguished a blaze on a roof of a nine-story building at 17th and M streets NW, in the heart of Washington’s downtown, according to fire officials. The building was being torn down and was unoccupied. Constructions workers at the scene were not injured in the fire, which began about 10:15 a.m., a fire department spokesman said. Although the blaze was small and quickly contained to an air-conditioning unit, thick black smoke that could be seen across a wide area triggered a raft of calls to 911.”

NBC Washington: Metro reduces train speeds across system

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Posted November 09 2016 at 11:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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