Friday, August 18, 2006

Cop Talk

I don’t want this blog to become a police blotter, but we had an interesting conversation last night with an officer at the 5th and O “compliance” checkpoint. The officer said that there had been three incidents since Wednesday in the general area.

One was at 8th and R, where a woman was killed Wednesday night by a car that was backed (deliberately, the police believe) over her [note: this was reported briefly on Channel 4 and in today’s WaPo]. The suspect, whom the officer said was known to the police, left the car and took off.

There was also a shooting in the 1300 block of 7th Street and a holdup at gunpoint at 9th and O.

The officer said that a common thread in all these incidents was that witnesses and/or victims did not want to i.d. suspects—whether out of fear of retaliation or the “no snitching” thing.


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