DC Cop Who Killed Terrence Sterling Recommended For Termination, Congressman John Conyers Retiring.

Review Board: DC Cop Who Killed Terrence Sterling Should Be Fired

A DC Police review board is recommending termination for the officer who shot and killed Terrence Sterling last year. Authorities announced today that Officer Brian Trainer did not follow protocol in use of force. Trainer fatally shot Sterling, who was unarmed, in September 2016. It was prompted by a brief pursuit of Sterling, who was said to be speeding through the city on his motorcycle. Trainer is allowed to appeal today’s recommendation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia had already determined that no criminal charges would be filed.

Congressman John Conyers Retiring

Michigan Congressman John Conyers announced his retirement from Congress today saying he will not seek re-election in the midst of sexual harassment allegations. Conyers told Detroit radio station WPZR he is endorsing his son, John Conyers the Third, to replace him. Conyers is hospitalized in Detroit for stress-related issues. He is the longest serving member of Congress, first taking the seat in 1964. Conyers said he’s confident in his legacy despite the allegations.

Victim Suffered Injuries Not Related To Fire

New information is being released about a suspicious fire in Southeast DC that left a man in critical condition. DC police are confirming the victim was found inside the apartment with his hands bound. He also suffered facial injuries. The fire broke out last night at an apartment building on 3rd Street near Atlantic Street, SE. The victim was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. Investigators say the fire is suspicious and arson specialists are assisting.

Former Bethesda Teacher Accused Of Abuse

A former teacher at a Bethesda boys school is being accused of sexual abuse. The Landon School announced today that two former students identified a teacher who worked at the school over 50 years ago. That teacher is no longer living. The victims say the abuse occurred at the school decades ago.

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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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