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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 27th, 2016

Summary

James Albert Harling, 49, of Southeast, died Wednesday after he was found with trauma to the head in a church near Dupont Park. Detectives arrested a 37-year-old man on a murder charge in the case. • A 15-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge for the fatal shooting of Anthony Jackson II, 17. • Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted Wednesday night along a Georgetown sidewalk. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man is found fatally beaten inside in a D.C. church “A 49-year-old Southeast man died Wednesday after he was found with trauma to the head in a Southeast Washington church, and detectives arrested a 37-year-old man on a murder charge in the case, police said. Around 8:15 a.m., police responded to a church in the 3000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, a spokesman for the D.C. police said. They found James Albert Harling suffering from head trauma, and the man was transported to a hospital, where he died, according to a statement.Police investigated the case as a homicide, and officials announced an arrest late Wednesday.”

Washington Post: A 15-year-old District youth admits fatally shooting 17-year-old “The two D.C. teens had a series of run-ins over months. But after a September argument on a Southeast street, the younger of the two, only 15 years old, left. When he returned a half-hour later, he brought a gun. The 10th-grader fired three or four times, prosecutors said. One bullet struck his foe, 17-year-old Kevin Anthony Jackson II, in the back of the head. The 15-year-old, who initially had been charged with first-degree murder in Jackson’s death, pleaded guilty Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge. The Washington Post generally does not identify suspects charged in juvenile court. Court officials allowed The Post to attend the hearing — such proceedings usually are closed to the public — on the condition that the charged teen not be named.”

Fox5DC: Woman sexually assaulted on Georgetown sidewalk; neighbor gives chase but suspect gets away “Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted Wednesday night along a Georgetown sidewalk. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday near 33rd Street and Dent Place in the northwest. Witnesses say the woman could be heard screaming as the suspect, described as a white man in his 20s or 30s wearing a hooded sweatshirt, attacker her. A neighbor, who heard the screams, ran from their home and chased the attacker down the street. Police arrived quickly and conducted an aerial search, however, the suspect was able to get away.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 14-old-year DC girl “Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 14-year-old girl from D.C. who was last seen on October 17, 2016. Jsanai Howard was last in the 3600 block of Georgia Ave, NW. Police describe Howard as a black female who stands 4’11”, 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and white shoes.”

Public Safety

WTOP: Traffic congestion in DC region to explode in coming years “Traffic congestion and delays in the D.C. metro area are expected to get much worse by 2040. Vehicle hours of delay will increase by 74 percent and congestion will increase by 66 percent, according to projections the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board released last week. ‘If we did nothing, the congestion would be much worse,’ said Chairman Timothy Lovain of myriad plans to help alleviate traffic. Half of all congestion is caused by non-recurring incidents such as wrecks and breakdowns, Lovain said.”

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Posted October 27 2016 at 10:24 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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