Posts Tagged ‘DC9’

Medical Examiner: Alcohol, Cardiac Anomalies, and Exertion With Restraint Led to DC9 Death

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 [...]

Ali Mohammed’s Family Lawyer Says DC9 Death Ruled Homicide

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 [...]

Autopsy Still Delayed in DC9 Case

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. [...]

DC9: The Other Guy’s Story

About an hour before Ali Ahmed Mohammed threw a brick through DC9's window on Oct. 15, 21-year-old Georgio Tuccio took out another of the club's glass panes. According to charging documents, Tuccio put his fist through it. In recent filings connected to a destruction of property charge, Tuccio's lawyer contends that there are [...]

Cause and Manner of DC9 Death Coming

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 [...]

Might Court Keep DC9 Closed?

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 [...]

The Needle: Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn Edition

After the Party, It's the Hotel Lobby: Nothing goes together quite as well as luxury hotel suites and jumbo slices of pizza. Which is why the District is considering giving $46 million in tax abatements to the developers of a new Ian Schrager/Marriott partnership that would build a hotel at Columbia Road and Champlain Street [...]

City Blocked Liquor Board From Seeing MPD’s DC9 File

Before the Alcoholic Beverage Control board gave the go-ahead for DC9 to reopen, they tried to get a look at Ali Ahmed Mohammed's homicide investigation.The administrators subpoenaed information related to MPD's still open case, but Attorney General Peter Nickles ran interference by filing a motion to quash the request.
"The subpoena requests [...]

DC9 Stays Closed

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 [...]

After DC9 Altercation, Whose Blood in the Street?

Nunu Wako, the relative of a man who died after a confrontation with five men employed by nightclub DC9, isn't buying the idea—spreading quietly since the incident—that blood found in the area later wasn't her cousin's. On Monday, at a protest against the fact that the U.S. Attorney's office dropped charges against [...]

Protesters Gather for Ali Mohammed

On Friday, prosecutors announced they were dropping aggravated assault charges against DC9 nightclub co-owner Bill Spieler and former club employees Darryl Carter, Evan Preller, Reginald Phillips, and Arthur Zaloga. Today, on a chilly morning, the family, friends, and supporters of Ali Ahmed Mohammed gathered in force to protest that decision. The livid crowd, many of [...]

Charges Dropped Against DC9 Five

Charges have been dropped—for now—against five men accused of beating a man to death outside DC9.
Police contended that witnesses informed them that DC9 co-owner Bill Spieler and now-former employees Darryl Carter, Reginald Phillips, Evan Preller, and Arthur Zaloga tore after Ali Ahmed Mohammed when the 27-year-old broke a window belonging [...]

In the Wake of the DC9 Incident, Where’s Ali Mohammed’s Autopsy Report?

If you're anticipating the D.C. Medical Examiner cracking the mystery of what happened to Ali Ahmed Mohammed, be prepared for the possibility of an excruciating wait.
It might just take until December for the city office to tell us how Mohammed met his end on October 15. The 27-year-old died sometime after [...]

DC9 Lawyer: It was a Citizen’s Arrest

It was a citizen's arrest.
In closing arguments, lawyer Andrew Kline said that's what happened in the vicinity of DC9 on October 15, when Ali Ahmed Mohammed wound up dead. When DC9 co-owner Bill Spieler and employees Darryl Carter, Reginald Phillips, Evan Preller, and Arthur Zaloga chased Mohammed down the street, after a [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

Those PETA folks sure are astute
They do more than shout, "cows pollute!"
At noon they will blast
The sound of gas passed
As their 'inconvenient (fake) toot'

Remiss if I do not opine
on all that involves DC9
First charged with assault
Now booze sales may halt
Seems business (and fun) will decline
You talk while you drive in DC?
You dumbass; that comes with [...]