Prince George’s County Police Officer Killed, Family Receives Settlement For Police Shooting Death

Prince George’s County Police Officer Killed

New details are coming out about the deadly shooting of a police officer in Maryland. Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski says Officer Mujahid Ramzziddin was off-duty this morning when someone knocked on his door for help in a domestic situation. Ramzziddin then went to his neighbor’s Brandywine home to intervene, where a confrontation ensued and the off-duty officer was gunned down. The suspect was later shot and killed by officers. Speaking to reporters, Stawinski referred to the shootings as “another sad day in America.” Ramzziddin was a veteran officer with the county’s National Harbor Patrol unit and was a Medal of Valor recipient in 2006. The incident remains under investigation.

US Park Police Officer Shot

US Park Police are confirming an officer has been shot in Northwest Washington. Authorities say they were executing a search warrant in the 49-hundred block of Kansas Avenue, NW when a gun went off around 7:00 this morning. An officer was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the legs, and is currently listed in stable condition. Officials say the gun accidentally discharged, but it’s still unclear whose gun it was.

Family Receives Settlement For Police Shooting Death

A settlement has been reached in the death of Terrence Sterling, who was shot and killed by DC police. The District government is paying out three-point-five million dollars to Sterling’s family. A city police officer broke policy when he fatally shot Sterling during a traffic incident in 2016. Mayor Muriel Bowser released a statement today saying “when something bad happens, we keep the public’s trust by looking into what went wrong and taking steps to make things right.”

Students Continue To Protest At FL State Capitol

“Vote them out.” That’s what Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are chanting at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Students from the high school, where 17 people died in a mass shooting last week, are lobbying state lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence. Earlier today, students and activists spoke at the “Never Again” rally, which drew thousands and was plastered across multiple cable news outlets. Students have also crowded into the office of Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott to demand a meeting. His office says he will meet with the students later this afternoon to discuss new ways to keep schools safe.

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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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