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District Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For the Killing of His Teenage Daughter

District Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For the Killing of His Teenage Daughter


From the United States Attorney’s Office:


Rodney Mc Intyre, 45, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 40 years in prison on a charge of first degree murder while armed in the slaying last year of his 17-year-old daughter, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.  Mc Intyre pled guilty in July 2011 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was sentenced this morning by the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz, who said that Mc Intyre’s conduct “was the product of a depraved heart in the truest sense of the legal meaning of the term.”

Arrest Made in the Homicide of Osman Al-Akbar


This police notice comes to us from Hugh Carew of MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 2600 block of University Place, N.W.


Summer Success in Reducing Crime Statistics?

This story comes to us from the office of Mayor Vincent Gray:

One of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s top priorities for his administration is safe communities. A key initiative in support of this priority has been the Metropolitan Police Department’s Operation Summer Ice.

During this targeted initiative, MPD has focused attention on the highest risk repeat violent offenders in neighborhoods with high levels of violence in order to intervene in conflicts and deter future violence. The Department has also worked with partner agencies to provide services to juveniles in these high-risk neighborhoods to provide productive activities now and build constructive relationships for the future.

During the three-month-long initiative, homicides decreased 71 percent in the target areas. Robbery and assaults with a dangerous weapon each declined 20 percent in the target areas.


Residents React To Recent Violence In Columbia Heights

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A string of violence has been taking place in the Columbia Heights area. We hit the streets to ask residents what they think needs to be done to stop crime in their neighborhood.

Guardian Angels Step Up Patrols On Weekends In Adams Morgan

Guardian Angels Step Up Patrols On Weekends In Adams Morgan


This story comes to us from John Ayala of the Guardian Angels:

The Guardian Angels have been asked by dozens of business owners and residents to assist with the safety and keeping peace in the Adams Morgan community on the weekends.  The Guardian Angels are an all volunteer safety patrol group and will have a dozen members patrolling  Adams Morgan every weekend up to Labor Day Weekend. 

We will be working in partnership with MPD and will report all incidents to the Third District Police Department.   The goal of the Guardian Angels in Adams Morgan is to deter fights, crime and to make sure everyone who comes to party have a safe and fun evening. We will also be looking for donated office space in the Adams Morgan area so we can have 24 hour volunteer safety patrols.  

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