On Oct. 16, 2010, the head of the Metropolitan Police Department's homicide branch sat down to document a 911 call. The request for service had come into the District's Office of Unified Communication via cellphone the day before, at around 2:30 a.m., and figured prominently in a high-stakes case, one for which the chief of police [...]
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Almost a year later, there are still lingering questions about the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed outside the DC9 nightclub.
One of the most prominent among them: That the young Ethiopian was in a drug-fueled rage on the October night when he allegedly chucked a brick at the club's window and subsequently ended [...]
Five DC9 nightclub employees once arrested for the murder of Ali Ahmed Mohammed won't be facing any charges at all.
Though the Metropolitan Police Department cuffed them on Oct. 15, saying they beat Mohammed to death after he allegedly chucked a brick through their club's window, the U.S. Attorney's office dropped all charges against Bill Spieler, [...]
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen met with leaders from the District's Ethiopian community Sunday. Though various subjects came up, some who attended the meeting (press was not invited) say most of the discussion concerned the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed.
But that doesn't mean community leaders walked away with many answers. "They didn't say anything," says one [...]
At one point, it seemed as if a wrongful death suit against nightclub DC9 was imminent, and that the suit would be filed by prominent lawyer Billy Martin. Martin has represented high-profile clients like Michael Vick and Monica Lewinsky. After being chased by the bar's staff, Ali Ahmed Mohammed died outside the club [...]
Could police have avoided the initial uproar over Ali Ahmed Mohammed's death outside DC9?
On Friday, the city's chief medical examiner suggested top Metropolitan Police Department officials could have gotten the facts right from the outset if only they'd checked in.
Dr. Marie Pierre-Louis was responding to a question put to her by Councilmember Phil Mendelson during a [...]
Months later, we're still putting the pieces together.
An hour before the Oct. 15 incident that would end with Ali Ahmed Mohammed dead, a fight broke out at DC9. That's according to Damon Dixon, 37, a bartender there. The fight, which occurred around 1:30 a.m., allegedly involved Georgio Tuccio, 21. Dixon describes the moments before the fight [...]
The family of Ali Ahmed Mohammed wants more details from the District government about how Mohammed died outside DC9 on Oct. 15. A source close to the family tells City Desk Mohammed's relatives have requested his autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. OCME spokesperson Beverly Fields couldn't immediately confirm [...]
Now that the D.C. Medical Examiner has ruled Ali Ahmed Mohammed's death a homicide, and that the cause was "Excited Delirium Associated With Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Anomalies, Alcohol Intoxication and Physical Exertion With Restraint," we're left to wonder what the heck that means. Moses Schanfield, a professor of Forensic Science and Anthropology at George [...]
Ali Ahmed Mohammed died outside DC9 on Oct. 15 because of cardiac anomalies, alcohol, and a physical struggle, a report just released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says.
Mohammed's death was ruled a homicide in the report, but he wasn't—as police alleged the night of the incident—beaten to death by DC9 employees. The [...]
A report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner expected to be released later today will call the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed outside DC9 on Oct. 15 a homicide, the lawyer for Mohammed's family, Billy Martin, tells City Desk.
"The death certificate confirms that Ali Mohammed's death was a homicide," Martin says in a [...]
The cause and manner of death for Ali Ahmed Mohammed may not come out today after all.
The city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was expected to announce findings this afternoon regarding Mohammed's death outside nightclub DC9 on Oct. 15. Though the office is ready, an e-mail says that they can't announce it quite yet. [...]
Brace yourselves: The cause and manner of Ali Ahmed Mohammed's death have been determined.
The DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) says it's finally ready to tell us what happened to Mohammed on Oct. 15, the night he threw a brick through the window of nightclub DC9, and was chased [...]
Roger Gordon says he's going after DC9. The activist, who has been on hand throughout the controversy that emerged when 27-year-old Ali Ahmed Mohammed died outside the popular hangout, has filed an appeal with the D.C. Court of Appeals of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) decision that allows the nightclub to reopen [...]
Liquor authorities ruled Wednesday that DC9 will stay closed for now.
At an ABRA hearing Wednesday, lawyer Andrew Kline argued that the club should be allowed to reopen for several reasons. The club had retrained its staff, installed security cameras, and revamped its security plan. But the most critical point Kline raised was that the five [...]