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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 21st, 2016

Summary

At least one gunman opened fire on apartments and vehicles at an apartment complex in the Fort Stanton neighborhood, firing at least 50 bullets through windows and shattering car windows late Thursday. No one was reported injured. • Police are investigating two cases of indecent exposure that occurred on Tuesday and October 4th near Lafayette Elementary School and Blessed Sacrament School in Chevy Chase. A male suspect is sought in both cases, and the incidents may be related.

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Washington Post: At least 50 gunshots fired at apartment complex in Southeast Washington “At least one gunman opened fire on apartments and vehicles at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, firing at least 50 bullets through windows and shattering car windows late Thursday, according to D.C. police. No one was reported injured, but authorities said shots were fired into three apartments and at least six vehicles. A caller to 911 reported 100 shots; police said they counted about 50 shots fired at the Stanton Glenn complex. Police reported at least two waves of gunfire — one shortly after 8 p.m. and another around 10 p.m. The apartment complex is along the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE near Suitland Parkway and is made up of three-story garden style homes.”

WLJA: D.C. neighborhood on alert after 2 flashers spotted near schools “Broad Branch Road, in the Chevy Chase section of Washington, is a leafy, kid-filled neighborhood. But now parents are voicing concern about a pair of indecent exposure cases, one of them, just across the street from Lafayette Elementary School. The most recent incident was just this past Tuesday, inside Ray Powers’ house, just a stone’s throw from Lafayette Elementary. He says, while the building was empty, the man jimmied open a front window, broke out a section of the blinds, and then waited. A police report says he knocked on a window to get the attention of several youngsters, who were walking home from nearby Blessed Sacrament School.”

Washington Post: Prosecutors decide against pursuing one of two murder charges against defendant “Prosecutors have decided against pursuing one of two first-degree murder charges that D.C. police said they filed against a 27-year-old man on Tuesday. The suspect, Daryl Thompson, of Suitland, Md., remains charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of Tyler McEachern, 23, in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE. He has been ordered detained. But a review of court records on Thursday showed that Thompson only faces one murder charge — in the death of McEachern.”

WTOP: Teen arrested over potato chips, lollipop in DC subway “Police are investigating the arrest of a black teenager who wouldn’t put away a bag of potato chips and a lollipop in the subway. Bystanders recorded the scene on video and accused officers of using excessive force. Transit police said the unidentified 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday after an officer told her to put away the food, which is prohibited in the Metro system. The report says the teen refused and was arrested. Metro spokesman Richard Jordan said Thursday the teen wasn’t charged. Video posted online by Black Lives Matter DC shows one officer sweeping out the handcuffed teen’s leg to bring her to the floor, and another officer searching through her bag. Jordan says the officers involved are black, Asian and white, and the arrest is under review.”

Police Updates

WJLA: Interim Police Chief talks to District 4 residents about recent crimes “Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham talked to District 4 residents on Thursday night, following several recent violent crimes. ‘It brought back memories and the memories that it brought back, it was my granddaughter,’ said Alice Gilmore, who lost her granddaughter 20 years ago, when she was stabbed to death. Gilmore listened intently as Chief Newsham discussed Kaelia Minor’s death and several other homicides. Those cases include a deadly shooting on Riggs Road, a deadly stabbing on Buchanan Street on Oct. 13, and a double homicide on Kennedy Street.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council considers bill giving the city more oversight of student loan debt collectors “Legislation that would give the District greater oversight of the companies that collect student loan payments is set for a Tuesday vote before the D.C. Council, bringing the city a step closer to becoming one of a handful of jurisdictions to regulate the multi-billion-dollar industry. Student loan servicers, the middlemen who collect and apply payments, are coming under fire from consumer advocates and lawmakers for failing to help place and keep people in affordable repayment plans.”.

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Posted October 21 2016 at 9:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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