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District Man Sentenced to 65-Month Prison Term For Taking Part in Drug Conspiracy

District Man Sentenced to 65-Month Prison Term For Taking Part in Drug Conspiracy

 

From the United States Attorney’s Office:  Marcus Alfred Gurley, 31, of Glenn Dale, Maryland, was sentenced today to a prison term of 65 months on federal charges stemming from his role in a drug trafficking ring that operated in the Washington, D.C. area, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

2011 has been another busy year for our field services team, comprised of our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Animal Care and Control Officers. To date, our field services division has responded to nearly 15,000 new calls, including over 1,300 cases of animal cruelty and neglect investigated by our HLE officers.  

District Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Murder at Bus Stop Following Funeral Service

District Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Murder at Bus Stop Following Funeral Service

 

This notice comes to us from United States Attorney’s Office:

Jeffrey Britt, 19, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 20 years for the murder of George Rawlings, which took place at a bus stop just after the funeral services for a mutual friend, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.    

Double Shooting in the 200 Block of N ST, NW

Double Shooting in the 200 Block of N ST, NW

 

This notice comes to us from Tisha Washington:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch are currently investigating a double shooting which occurred in the 200 block of N Street, NW, which has left one man dead.

 

Quick Thinking and Intervention of Civilian Saved the Lives of D.C. Police Officers

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

Today, Wednesday, June 22, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier recognized Yik Li, a civilian who intervened during a violent attack on two MPD police officers in Chinatown earlier this month.

 

“Mr. Li’s actions were critical and heroic, and for this he is to be commended,” said Mayor Gray.

 

The incident occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at approximately 5 p.m. in the 800 block of 6th Street NW after an officer observed a male subject with an open container of alcohol. The officer approached the suspect and the suspect attacked the officer with sharp object. Another officer interceded.

 

Report Says Teenage Crime Way Up In D.C.; Lack Of Youth Programs To Blame?

A few days ago, Scott McCabe of the Washington Examiner published an article reporting that teenage crimes in D.C. are way up thus far this year

"The number of children under 18 arrested and charged with violent crimes -- homicide, rape and aggravated assault -- has risen 10 percent this year compared with last year,"  McCabe wrote.  "Burglary arrests of juveniles jumped 90 percent, while thefts shot up 173 percent."

Read McCabe's entire story on the Examiner's website.