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McKinney Officer Attorney Reacts To Resignation

The attorney for the former Texas cop seen on video throwing a teen girl to the ground is speaking out. Attorney Jane Bishkin says former McKinney Corporal Eric Casebolt hopes his resignation helps heal the community. Bishkin pushed back against accusations that Casebolt was targeting African-American teens while responding to a pool party incident, pointing out that Casebolt also detained a white female. She also said Casebolt regrets that his actions portrayed his department in a negative light.

Jesse Matthew Enters Alford Plea

Jesse Matthew has entered an Alford plea in his sexual assault trial. The plea came after prosecutors presented DNA evidence and testimony they said linked Matthew to the victim of a 2005 attack on a woman in Fairfax. An Alford plea acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict without admitting guilt. Matthew also faces charges in a separate case, the abduction and murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham last year.

Suspect Charged In PG Police-Involved Shooting

One of two suspects shot and wounded by a Prince George’s County police officer is being charged with felony theft and gun offenses. Detectives believe Clyde Peterson of Upper Marlboro and a second man had stolen a car and were planning to rob a bank when they were confronted yesterday morning by police at the Marlboro Crossroads shopping center on Crain Highway. Charges are pending against the second suspect who remains hospitalized.

Metro Temporarily Removes Railcar Series

All Four-Thousand Series Metrorail cars are temporarily out of service as the transit agency conducts safety inspections. Metro says it’s taking the action in an abundance of caution after some trains were reported to have experienced door problems. If no systemic safety issue is found, Metro says the 100 cars should be back in service next week.

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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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