Violent crime in DC made the national news three times yesterday, for three different issues (see links below). To stay informed, follow @DCSafetyNet on Twitter. For a comprehensive archive of news coverage of DC crime, visit the DC Crime in the News page of DC SafetyNet’s website. To help make DC safer, join the DC SafetyNet coalition.
Assaults on Metro
String of assaults on D.C.’s Metro has common thread: teen suspects (USA Today, Feb. 17, 2016)
A recent string of violent attacks in D.C. has officials searching for suspects, following at least eight attacks since late November at Metro stations and bus stops, most involving small gangs of teenagers and young adults.
Problems with D.C. Emergency Medical Services
Nation’s Capital Grapples With EMS Challenges (US News & World Report, Feb. 17, 2016)
“How did we miss a gunshot wound?” D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman, asked incredulously Wednesday at an oversight hearing of the council’s Committee on the Judiciary called to examine the abrupt departure of the agency’s medical director, Dr. Jullette Saussy, who quit last week in frustration after just seven months on the job.
Brutal Assault at a Downtown McDonald’s
Decorated Marine vet attacked, robbed at Washington DC McDonald’s, police say (Fox News, Feb. 17, 2016)
Authorities worked Wednesday to identify at least four people who attacked and robbed a decorated former Marine at a Washington, D.C. McDonald’s, leaving him in the restaurant unconscious.