DYRS ward among minivan crash victims

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The YSC is reserved for detained youth awaiting commitment proceedings, and labor representatives said the mixing of detained and committed youth is a violation of the consent decree resulting from the 1985 Jerry M. case that placed DYRS under a court monitor.

Meanwhile, police are still investigating Sunday’s fatal crash, but said evidence was recovered at the scene that indicates the minivan was involved in a shooting.

A man had flagged down a police officer near Georgia and New Hampshire avenues in Northwest to report that someone had fired shots at him from a burgundy-colored Plymouth minivan with Virginia tags. After witnessing a van that matched the description racing through stop signs in the area, an officer gave chase.

Though declining to outline the department’s chase policy, MPD spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said the chase appeared to be within the department’s guidelines.

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