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  • Man strikes Fairfax Co. officer with car, leads police on eight-mile pursuit

    FAIRFAX CO., Va. – Police say they arrested a man on a slew of charges after he hit an officer with his car and led them on an eight-mile chase. Fairfax County Police say an officer stopped two cars for reckless driving at Backlick Road and Springfield Boulevard around 9:39 p.m. on Tuesday night. As a second officer arrived and got out of her car, police say both cars took off. One of the cars struck the officer. Reckless driver […]

  • After violent five days, D.C.’s YTD homicide count surpasses total number in 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Police say they responded to ten homicides in just five days, which brings their total number of homicides so far this year to 119. Last year, according to online records, the total number of homicides was 116. Police say they responded to six homicides between Friday and Sunday, three homicides on Monday, and another homicide early Tuesday morning. SHOOTING/6200 block of EASTERN AVENUE, NE/LOF B/M LIGHT CPLX, 5'10-6', WHT SHIRT, BLK JEANS, TAN BUCKET HAT, BLK […]

  • D.C. Police firing officer at center of ACLU lawsuit, controversial stop-and-frisk video

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. Police officer in the center of a viral video that sparked a lawsuit is being fired by the police department. Related: Frisking incident prompts lawsuit against D.C. police officer A spokesperson for D.C. Police says they have completed their internal affairs investigation into the September 2017 incident and Officer Sean Lojacono has a pending trial board hearing. A source tells DCW50 the formal term is “adverse action panel,” which is essentially the appeal process for an officer […]

  • U.S. Park Police FOP President slams NPS for phone, internet issues at District Two station

    MCLEAN, Va. – The president of the U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police is speaking out about phone and internet issues at the George Washington Memorial Parkway station. Where is the accountability?The NPS & Executive Command Staff of the USPP have allowed an emergency facility to go without phone lines since Aug. 22nd & no internet for over 10 days!Sad that officers of the George Washington Memorial Parkway Station are subjected to such neglect! — USPP FOP (@1791FOP) September […]

  • Despite Hurricane Florence’s predicted path, Frederick Co. preparing for flooding

    FREDERICK CO., Md. – While the latest models for Hurricane Florence means good news for the DMV, county leaders in Maryland are still preparing. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner held a press conference on Wednesday morning to warn residents that they can still expect flooding, high winds, and possible power outages over the next few days. She says the county is preparing for an impact similar to that of Hurricane Agnes. The biggest concern is getting additional rain on top of […]

  • ‘I wish it went differently’ Chick-fil-A manager fired after viral video shows fight with customer

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A manager at the Tenleytown Chick-fil-A, shown in a violent fight with a customer that went viral on Twitter this week, is speaking out to DCW50 about the incident. “What that video showed is really just me defending myself, but I really wish it did go a whole different direction,” says Rudolph Smith, a former manager who has since been fired for the incident. Smith says a friend of the man featured in the video was the […]

  • ‘Walk-up Weekdays’ begin at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Instead of a BBQ, pool, or beach day, dozens flocked to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on Labor Day to take advantage of the first “Walk-Up Weekday” of the month. All month long, Monday though Friday, visitors can show up to the museum and get in on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-Up Weekdays begin Monday, September 3rd! Visitors may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday for the […]

  • UPDATE: 3 arrested for assaulting, attempted carjacking of off-duty federal police officer in D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Police say they have made a third arrest in the attack and attempted carjacking of an off-duty federal police officer while he was sitting at a red light in the middle of the day. Police arrested 19-year-old Thomas Cooley, of Northwest, DC, for carjacking and an assault on a police officer on Wednesday. On Tuesday, they announced that they charged a 15-year-old and 17-year-old. David Lesansky says he was on his Vespa, heading home around 12:15 p.m., […]

  • Courtroom cleared after argument breaks out during 10-year-old murder suspects’ hearing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Except for attorneys and reporters, a courtroom was asked to clear on Monday during the arraignment hearing for two suspects charged in the murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson. Wilson’s loved ones packed one side of the courtroom and waited for hours for the arraignment of Qujuan Thomas, 20, and Quentin Michals, 21. The young girl was killed outside her home in Northeast D.C., in the Clay Terrace community, back on July 16th. Police say four men, with a fifth […]

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