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Authorities have made an agreement not to prosecute a Northwest D.C. man who used his unregistered handgun to shoot and kill a pit bull in order to stop it from mauling a child in his neighborhood.
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NBC's David Gregory has gotten away for nearly a month with violating Washington's firearms law on national television. The Metropolitan Police Department concluded its official investigation into the "Meet the Press" host's display of a prohibited 30-round rifle magazine on the live program, passing the buck to the District's Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan took the unusual step this week of opining on the dismissal of a speed-camera citation issued to a Metropolitan Police Department sergeant who captured widespread attention last month from the public, consumer advocates and the media when he successfully appealed a Third Street Tunnel ticket to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
More than a quarter-million dollars from a legal settlement between D.C. contractor and prolific political fundraiser Jeffrey E. Thompson and the D.C. government went to a favorite charity of Mr. Thompson's that also is a prominent client of his accounting firm, records show.
“In our recent memory this is a unique charge because of the unusual circumstances of this case,” said Mr. Gest, whose office generally prosecutes low-level crime in the District.
As part of the agreement, Benjamin Srigley, 39, was required to pay a $1,000 fine but will not have criminal charges filed against him for the three unregistered firearms and the ammunition that investigators found in his possession, said Ted Gest, a spokesman for the office of the attorney general.