Suspended PGPD Captain Facing Assault Charges, NFL & Union Agree To Put Anthem Policy On Hold

Suspended PGPD Captain Facing Assault Charges

(Prince George’s County, MD) — A suspended Prince George’s County Police captain is facing assault charges. Police say Captain Thomas Hart is being charged with one count of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking a person known to him. The 22-year-veteran was suspended without pay in April for a criminal investigation in a separate incident.

NFL, Union Agree To Put Anthem Policy On Hold

The NFL is calling a time out to review its new national anthem policy. The NFL and players union released a joint statement saying that league and team policies regarding conduct during the anthem will not be issued or enforced for several weeks as part of a standstill agreement. The two sides say they will continue their dialogue as they work through the anthem issue. The NFL approved a new policy in May requiring players and team personnel on the sidelines to stand during the anthem. Some players have used the anthem as an opportunity to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

Capital Gazette Shooter Indicted On 23-Counts

(Annapolis, MD) — Capital Gazette shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos is being indicted on 23 counts. Anne Arundel County prosecutors filed the indictment today against Ramos who is accused of opening fire in the Annapolis newsroom last month, killing five employees. Ramos is now charged with attempted murder, assault, weapons offenses as well as five counts of first degree murder.

45 Day Closure Of Rhode Island, Brookland Stations Begins Tomorrow

(Washington, DC) — Metro is gearing up to make major repairs to Rhode Island station, prompting the closure of two stations for 45 days. Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations will be closed starting tomorrow, going through September 3rd. The shutdown blocks trains from Fort Totten to NoMa-Gallaudet. Metro will be finishing structural work at the station, which is the oldest on the metro. Free shuttle buses will replace trains during the closure. Metro is advising riders going downtown to take the Green Line instead.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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