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there is wide support for police officers here in the district to wear body cameras, but some argue what good is it if nobody can see the video? >> reporter: a vigil for the firefighter who lost his life after putting out a fire in this apartment building just wrapped up. i'm ellison barber, more on that in a minute. >> we're tracking a subtropical system off the southeast coast. we'll let you not if this increases our chance -- know if this increases our chance for showers and storms. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm derek mcginty. critics say the public not being able to see footage of body cameras of police would defeat the purpose, plus it would add to the mistrust some
folks already have. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn at the wilson building in northwest. there is wide support for police officers wearing body cameras, but what good is it some argue if people aren't able to view the video? >> the little girl on the front porch has a very distinct jersey on with the name of her school. >> reporter: d.c. police chief cathy lanier played video from a police officer's body camera. it shows a reenactment of a domestic dispute played we actors. >> complete -- by actors. >> completely verbal. i know i'm on meds. >> reporter: she said having to redact, blur or edit video for the public would be too time consuming. >> other police departments have found even with the best available technology it can take 17 hours to fully redact a four minute video. >> that is not an excuse to have blanket pro licks against releasing these documents. >> reporter: -- prohibition against releasing these documents. >> reporter: that's the police
union chairman. some argue there needs to be middle ground, respect for privacy while balancing the need for transparency. in northwest washington, surae chinn, wusa9. >> mayor muriel bowser proposed 5 million bucks to outfit all metropolitan police officers with body cameras. council members need to vote whether the public will be abseason the video. that vote could come as soon as friday. the baltimore police department is responding to the mayor's request the department of justice conduct a review of the police department. police commissioner anthony batts says he welcomes the review with open arms and said the police department has never shied away from scrutiny and he said he and his colleagues continue making reforms, a process started more than two years ago. a jury found a d.c. police officer not guilty of trying to kill his wife. samson lawrence was charged with assault and attempted murder in prince george's county. his first trial ended in a mistrial. prosecutors say lawrence hit his wife in the head with a
metal latch at their accokeek home in -- lamp at their accokeek home in 2013. traffic is back to normal following a bizarre bus fire. the bus driver noticed smoke from the baggage area, pulled over, got the passengers out safely. when they opened the luggage compartment, they found a stow- away inside. he was suffering very serious injuries and was flown to inova fairfax hospital. state police are investigating. work is about to begin on new temporary security enhonestments at -- enhancements at the white house. concrete barriers will be replaced with steel plate barriers that can be raised and lowered and a removable anti- climb feature consisting of sharp metal points will be installed on top of white house fence. the work should be done in early july. meantime the nsa can continue that mass collection of american phone numbers despite a ruling today that
says it's illegal under the patriot act. a federal appeals court ruled the bulk collection goes beyond what congress had in mind but declined to completely block the program. instead it's calling on lawmakers to step in and figure out the best way to balance national security versus privacy. until that happens the nsa will continue gathering that data. friends and family of the firefighter who lost his life yesterday returned to the place where he died to say their good- byes. ellison barber was there for tonight's vigil. >> reporter: about 30 people gathered outside this apartment building to pay tribute to lieutenant mcrae. >> donovan mcrae laid a candle by the gate where his father lost his life. firefighters and friends were by his side. they lit candles and released balloons to remember a man they say gave so much to them. mcrae taught with the fire department's cadet program about a year. the people in navy shirts are from his last class he taught before going back into the field. they organized this event. every one of them said they
were here because lieutenant mcrae was such a good man. >> he was real caring. he cared about everybody. he always checked on us even after we graduated. he would call me sometimes, ask me how i was doing. i would come visit him. >> reporter: the man they called light bulb is gone, but he made a big impact and touched the lives of many people. the group left the poster here and pins so that people can sign it. while we've been standing here we've seen a couple people come by and do just that. in northwest washington i'm ellison barber, wusa9. >> his friends said they called him light bulb because he was always so happy and he was a light and always had an idea. it's not just long time loved ones who were touched by mcrae's bravery. zaclia boston just met the firefighter and he made a lasting impression on her. her sister had an asthma attack as they were rushing from the basketball and boston said
mcrae helped -- building and boston said mcrae helped them race to safety. >> i'm sure when they said bye daddy this morning, they didn't think that would be their last good-bye to their father. >> she says once they get back on their feet they plan to do something nice for mcrae's family. a d.c. family mourns the death of a toddler who drowned visiting family in texas. the 3-year-old and his parents were in the houston area celebrating his great grand mom's 90th birthday. the boy apparently ran away while the family member were unloading luggage and divers found his body in a nearby pond. the sheriff's office calls the boy's death a tragic accident. seven men charged with trying to solicit sex from young girls. several department worked together and each time pretended to be an underage girl and each time these guys set up a time and place to meet the girls. now they're all charged with attempted indecent liberties
with children. new information on that missing howard university student. police say lance buckley's phone briefly pinged at block house point conservation park in montgomery county. officers did search but did not find any sign of him. buckley was last heard from tuesday while he was at howard picking up his graduation packet for a ceremony saturday. police say buckley and his wife have two daughters, one of them just 11 days old. a federal lawsuit against the university of mary washington accuses the public university of failing to protect students from harassment and intimidation. feminists and students filed a title 9 federal complaint accusing the school of promoting a sexually hostile environment by promoting cyber stalking of members of feminists united. three weeks ago grace mann, a group member, was killed in her off campus home. friends say she had been targeted with rape on the social media site yik yak. >> people gave out the locations of our members and threatened to rape and kill us.
>> this is not speech when it's violent threats of saw the and rape and murder -- of assault and rape and murder. >> the women say they asked mary washington's president to block yik yak, but he said he could not because it was a public university and a free speech issue. the wizards announced all- star point guard john wall, the best player perhaps, has five nondisplaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. you'll remember wall suffered the injury in the 1st half of game one against the atlanta hawks sunday. he finished out that game, but when game two roll around, the swelling and pain was too much and wall sat out. wall and the team are meeting with multiple doctors to figure out the best course of action. his status is in doubt tonight. a georgetown murder is getting turned into a hollywood movie. after the break the a list director behind the film. >> reporter: it's called
finder and it can detect a heartbeat buried deep beneath the rubble after a disaster. i'm andrea mccarren in lorton, virginia. we'll show you how it works coming up. >> a very nice evening. live doppler is quiet. temperatures on the futurecast, comfortable, upper 60s, low 70s. we'll come back, talk about the weekend for mom. we're tracking a little system off the
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the most powerful crime organizations in the entire world and a cbs news crew was there for the big drug bust. italian police and fbi agents went in the dead of night to this modest apartment, doesn't look like much, but it served as the endpoint to the drug ring. shipments of cocaine would make their way from costa rica to a queens pizza parlor hidden in packages of yucca plants. the goods then went off to europe. officials say this was a serious blow to the organization, but it was by no means a knockout punch. a bizarre marriage and murder case out of georgetown will come to life on the silver scene. the movie will be called the worst marriage in georgetown based on al -- georgetown based on albrecht muth who was convicted last year of killing his 91-year-old wife viola drath who was 45 years older than him. muth has been called a conman,
has posed as a u.s. army officer and german spy and tried to blame his wife's death on iranian agents. in about 15 minutes patriots quarterback tom brady will make his first public appearance since yesterday's report on deflategate came out scheduled to speak at salem university tonight. there is no word whether he'll say anything about the nfl investigation which found two team employees had violated the rules by not inflating the balls enough and that tom brady was at least generally aware that it was lapping. the price of bridge and road tolls are coming down in maryland. governor hogan said tolls are being lowered at seven locations including the bay bridge, intercounty connector and the new i-95 express toll lanes. the tax cut should save drivers $270 million over the next five years. the museum looks like
nothing like the other along the national mall and after the break you'll get a peek at what you'll be able to see inside the african american museum of history and cultured. history-- culture. >> a beck from the storms, but more are headed our way. tenacious topper -- break from the storms, but more ared meed our way. tenacious topper is
the united states government must be more aggressive on social media to counteract terrorism inside this country is the message today from a senate hearing addressing the increasing threat. senator cory booker who has 1.5 million twitter followers used his ipad to skewer the u.s. government social media effort compared to the slick multi- media isis recruiting campaign. others who testified today raised similar warnings. >> we're getting creamed on social media the just by isis, but russia, iran and syria. >> the amount of people that have been drawn to the syria iraq theater is greater than it was during the african soviet war in terms of the number of foreign fighters who have come. social media plays a very big part in that. >> the study found more than 46,000 twitter accounts linked to isis compared to just a handful of counter accounts
operated on behalf of the united states government. people in nepal today mark the end of a 13 day mourning period for those killed in the country's massive earthquake. at least 1,000 people marched in a vigil, many holding candles. the magnitude 7.8 quake killed more than 7,700 people. four nepal residents are alive tonight because of a hi- tech new device helping search and rescue crews in their race against time. >> it's called finder and uses radar technology to detect heartbeats of victims trapped beneath rubble. our andrea mccarren shows us how it works. >> if you can hear me, tap. >> reporter: in this simulated rescue searchers hear the sounds of life. they've honed in on this location using a new hi-tech search tool dubbed finder. the device shoots a radar through the rubble and can detect a heartbeat and respiratory pattern where other technologies cannot. >> when you actually see a heartbeat come up on the sensor, at that point it's an
overwhelming feeling of success and relief. >> reporter: in the hard hit nepalese village of chautara david lewis used finder to locate and rescue four men trapped under 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris. >> then you can confirm that they're still alive. >> reporter: the device is the latest life saving tool in the arsenal of the world's elite search and rescue teams. >> that's what we want to see. >> reporter: in lorton, virginia, andrea mccarren, wusa9. >> finder was developed by a nasa lab and department of homeland security's science and technology division. a new monument is rising on the national mall. if you've driven constitution avenue recently, you've probably noticed the bronze aluminum panels going up around the glass see of the smithsonian museum of -- sheaf of the smithsonian museum of african american culture. >> a story of slavery, tragedy and difficulty, but also a story of america as a work in
progress being changed by people who demand that america live up to its stated ideals. >> the artifact will tell a history of both pain and joy, a slave cabin, a child shackles from the middle passage and also michael jackson's fedora and louie armstrong's trumpet. the director promises it will be finished in time for president obama to cut the ribbon before he leaves office in january, 2017. always watching always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather, d.c.'s most accurate. >> was that humidity i tasted in the air today, just a smidge of it? >> a midge, but with upper 70s, low 80s it's bearable. it's 90s we have to worry about, but a pretty decent day. the showers are well west of us and no big boomers. the 3-degree guarantee, sweating it a bit here, went for 80 today, dense fog this morning, burned off quickly. how did we do? join us tonight at 11:00. live look outside, could it be
any nicer? it's pretty darn sweet, 78, humidity 54%, winds south at 8 and doppler quiet. most of the showers are well west of us, in fact, west of i- 81 in the mountains and they're light. bus stop temperatures mid-50s to upper 60s between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., dry, grab your shade. a warm and dry finish to the week. the weekend will be warm. there will be a few showers in the afternoon saturday and a little better chance for mom on mother's day. it's a great time to download our weather app. maybe you're grilling out sunday and see a couple storms on radar. hit futurecast. it will tell you where those storms will go, might miss your neighborhood. futurecast looks like this, clear tonight at 10:00, upper 60s in the burbs, low 70s downtown and then by morning generally clear to partly cloudy, temps in the 60s with some 50s, 58 in manassas, 59 in
fredericksburg to start. temps warm up nicely. by 9:00 either side of 70 with shine and by lunchtime upper 70s to near 80 up near frederick. by tomorrow evening low 80s, a few clouds here and there but a pretty nice day tomorrow with low 80s by evening and tomorrow night if you have plans, maybe grilling out, 70s at 8:00, could be a late show tomorrow night. you should be tucked in bed by then. satellite picture for the tropics, normally we look at areas out here. it's just too early in the season. we'll focus across the southeast coast. it's moving westward a bit. this will play a part in our weekend forecast. doesn't matter if it gets tropical or stays tub tropical. as it begins to meander -- subtropical. as it begins to meander back to the west, it will throw a plume of moisture our way. nothing crazy, just be advised the better of the two days for a shower chance or storm will
be mom's day. partly cloudy, pleasant night, fog late but not a huge deal, 56 to 64. day planner 64 to start downtown temp. we can open our windows tonight. 70 at 9:00, 77 at 11:00, 80 at 1:00 with sunshine. there's your isolated storm saturday, very nice day, 83. some storms on sunday for mom, 83. can't get to the ballpark over the weekend, you can watch the nats games here on 9. monday the best chance for showers, dry tuesday, warm and gorgeous, upper 70s next wednesday and mid-70s on thursday with sunshine. >> 70s, where have you been? what the heck, man? we were supposed to get something in april. we skipped spring. >> not completely. >> d.c.
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whole deflategate things, cameras only allowed at the first part, so even if he does, we may not get to see it. >> unless someone has an iphone. >> that's us at 7:00. be back at 11:00. >> make it a great no. not possible. we're the settles! when we go on vacation, it's hard to find, like, those little activities that are kind of fun and educational. i think with williamsburg, you have all of that educational part rolled into the fun. it's already here. this is probably the most fun i've had all summer.
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