Three D.C. Cops Disciplined In Case of Murdered Reporter

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By: Joe Strupp

Three Washington, D.C. police officers have been disciplined for “mistakes surrounding the city’s response to the fatal robbery of retired New York Times reporter David E. Rosenbaum,” The Washington Post reported Friday.

The paper reported that D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey said he had punished three officers for “shoddy work” following the Jan. 6 beating of Rosenbaum, 63, who was attacked near his home and later died. The officers are the latest in a group of 13 city workers who have been disciplined or faced action in Rosenbaum’s case.

One of the officers reprimanded recently was punished for combining photographs of the Rosenbaum crime with those of a burglary on the same roll of film, the Post reported. Another was punished for failing to take an injured person report when responding to the scene. And the third received a short suspension for mistakes in collecting evidence at the Gramercy Street scene.

The personnel actions followed a recent investigation by the D.C. Inspector General’s Office that found massive problems with responses by police, fire and EMS workers, and staffers at Howard University Hospital.

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