Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Nassar Sentenced Up To 175 Years, SEED Public Charter School Closes Following Girl’s Death

Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Nassar Sentenced Up To 175 Years

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar is being sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual assaulting more than 150 girls and women. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina made the announcement in a Lansing, Michigan courtroom today after more than 150 accusers, including many Olympic gymnasts, were allowed to read their impact statements. Before sentencing, Aquilina said it was her honor and privilege to sentence Nassar, adding “You do not deserve to walk outside a prison again.”

SEED Public Charter School Closes Following Girl’s Death

Officials with SEED Public Charter School in DC say the school will remain closed for the rest of the week following the death of a 12-year-old female student. Authorities say the seventh-grader was found early yesterday inside her dorm room after taking her own life. Some students and family who attend the charter school say that the girl had been the recent victim of bullying. The school has not commented on the report.

Fairfax Police Release Footage Of Ghaisar Shooting

Fairfax County Police are releasing footage of the officer-involved shooting in November that killed a 25-year-old man. The dashcam video shows a U.S. Park Police officer firing his weapon several times at close range as Bijan Ghaisar tries to leave the scene of a traffic stop near the George Washington Parkway. Ghaisar died at the hospital ten days later. His family released a statement calling the officers over-aggressive and out of control. A federal investigation is ongoing.

Taxi Driver Shot, In Critical Condition

Prince George’s County police are releasing more information on a shooting early this morning in Clinton. A Silver Cab taxi driver was shot around 2:40 this morning in the nine-thousand block of Ballard Lane. Police say he was shot multiple times and was found outside his car. He’s currently listed in critical, but stable condition. Police are asking members of the public to come forward with information if they saw or heard anything.

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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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