Metro Police Investigating Derailment, Laquan McDonald

Metro Transit Police Investigating Derailment

Metro Transit Police are opening an investigation into the East Falls Church derailment. The transit agency’s safety department has been looking into last month’s incident, but General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced today that the probe is expanding. Wiedefeld says investigators have developed concerns following employee interviews, inspection reports, rail defect tracking and video recordings. He adds that the public has a right to know that the tracks on which their trains run are being properly inspected.

Superintendent Looks To Fire Officers In McDonald Shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to take action to fire seven officers for lying about what happened in the deadly Laquan McDonald shooting. ABC-7 reports that the cops were told of the decision through their email. The seven officers have been relieved of their police powers and the Police Board now must consider Johnson’s recommendations. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged last November with murder in the 2014 shooting death of McDonald.

Former NFL DB Sharper Gets 18-Year Prison Sentence

Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper is being handed an 18-year prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting nine women. Appearing in a New Orleans federal courtroom today, Sharper apologized to the victims saying he made “heinous decisions.” The 40-year-old Sharper had pleaded guilty or no contest to raping the women across California, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Sharper retired after the 2010 season.

House Built By Slaves To Be On Display At Nat’l African-American History Museum

Historic House Built by Freed Slaves in Montgomery County Will Be Displayed in National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Log house was moved from freedman settlement near Poolesville, Maryland, and reassembled in the Smithsonian’s newest museum on the National Mall, due to open on September 24

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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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