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by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the statements below regarding a $3.5 million settlement agreement the District reached with the family of the late Terrence Sterling. The agreement resolves a lawsuit filed by the family against the District in the wake of Mr. Sterling’s 2016 shooting death at the hands of a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer.

Statement from Mayor Bowser: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm 30 Comments

From a press release:

“Today, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue released information related to the September 11, 2016 officer-involved shooting. The information released today includes the body-worn camera (BWC) footage and the name of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer who discharged his service weapon resulting in the death of Terrence Sterling, a 31-year old resident of Fort Washington, Maryland. The release of the information was authorized by Mayor Muriel Bowser, who deemed the BWC footage to be in the public interest and consistent with the goals of the District’s BWC program to create broader accountability between law enforcement and communities, and to maintain open and transparent government.

On Sunday, September 11, at approximately 4:20 a.m., MPD officers observed a motorcycle driving erratically in the vicinity of 15th and U Streets, NW. Just before 4:30 a.m., MPD’s ShotSpotter, a technology system that can detect the sound of gunfire in an area, identified the sound of possible gunfire near 3rd and M Streets, NW. The BWC footage released today begins shortly after the shots were fired and shows the officers providing medical assistance to Mr. Sterling. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2016 at 10:11 am 9 Comments

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From MPD around 4:30am:

“Alert: Police Involved Shooting at 3rd & M Street NW. Details forthcoming.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the corner of 3rd Street and M Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:30 am, an officer observed a motorcycle driving recklessly near the 1700 block of U Street, Northwest. A few minutes later, another MPD officer observed a motorcycle matching the same description near 3rd Street and M Street, Northwest. When the officer was exiting the passenger side of his marked police cruiser to stop the driver, the motorcyclist intentionally drove into the passenger door and the officer fired his service weapon.

The motorcyclist, identified as 31-year-old Terrence Sterling, of Fort Washington, Maryland, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The officer involved in this incident did not sustain serious injuries and has been placed on administrative leave.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”

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