Prince George’s County Police Address Race Issues In Department
Prince George’s County Police Chief holds emergency news conference to address DOJ complaint filed by black and Latino police officers. They allege racial discrimination in promotion and treatment within the department. 90 officers signed on to the civil rights complaint.
Blustery, Cold Conditions
It’s going to be one cold commute home. Blustery wind chills are making it feel like 20-degrees outdoors just one day after the temperature gauge reached 74. Look for wind chills in the teens and single digits in some places tonight. Forecasters say this cold front won’t stick around for long, though. Milder temperatures will usher back in on Saturday and could return to the upper 60s by Sunday.
Gay Man Assaulted By Reported Trump Supporters
DC police are investigating a possible hate crime after a gay man was attacked by a group of reported Donald Trump supporters. The victim was walking his dog last night in the Logan Circle area of Northwest when four white men approached him and started yelling expletives including “This is what a Trump America looks like!” The suspects allegedly threw objects at the man, repeatedly hitting him in the head. They then ran off. Police say the victim was treated at a local hospital.
Three Arrested For Taxi Cab Robberies
Three men are under arrest for conspiring to rob taxis in Prince George’s County. Police say the robberies happened last week on New Hampshire Avenue and again yesterday near Circle Avenue and Woodland Avenue in Takoma Park. Nineteen-year-old Gilberto Bonilla-Andrade of Hyattsville, 18-year-old Omar Garnicha-Sagastume [[ SAHG-ahs-TOO-may ]] of Hyattsville, and 20-year-old Josue [[ h-WAH-sway ]] Gomez of Silver Spring have been charged with armed robbery and assault.
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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.