In The News @ 3:30

DC Mayor Has “Every Confidence In Chief Lanier”

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is expressing her confidence in Police Chief Cathy Lanier, despite a police union vote that shows the exact opposite.  Bowser released a statement this morning saying that she has “every confidence in Chief Lanier” following her long career with the Metropolitan Police Department.  Her statement comes after more than 97-percent of union police officers who voted in a survey said they do not have confidence in Chief Lanier’s ability to manage the department and keep city residents safe.

Prosecutor: Shooting Suspect Emptied Clip Into Texas Deputy

A man suspected of killing a Texas deputy last week is accused of emptying an entire clip of bullets into the victim.  Shannon Miles appeared in court today in shackles as the district attorney of Harris County laid out the case against him at his arraignment.  Miles is accused of shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday at a gas station.  The sheriff of Harris County believes Goforth was targeted because of his uniform and linked the shooting to rising anti-police sentiments.  No plea was entered at today’s court hearing.

Redskins Officially Name Cousins Starting QB

Kirk Cousins is the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.  “It’s Kirk’s team,” said head coach Jay Gruden at Redskins Park.  Cousins played well in Saturday’s preseason win over Baltimore, with Gruden telling reporters that Kirk has “proven to be the best quarterback on our roster at this time.”  The announcement comes amid reports the Redskins may be looking to trade or cut former starting quarterback Robert Griffin the Third.

DC Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Gas prices continue to fall across the DC area.  Triple-A reports the average cost for a gallon of regular is down to two-dollars-45-cents today.  That’s seven-cents cheaper than a week ago, 22-cents cheaper than a month ago and nearly a dollar cheaper than one year ago.  There are indications that gas prices will drop even further after the summer driving season ends, although crude oil prices have jumped dramatically in recent days.

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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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