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“I failed to sufficiently prioritize my personal affairs. Naturally, this is a source of embarrassment for me and I deeply regret any embarrassment it has caused the police department and the city of Baltimore.”

Baltimore’s police commissioner failed to file taxes for three consecutive years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. He faces the possibility of one year in prison and $25,000 in fines for each misdemeanor count. The city’s police union president has called on the commissioner, Darryl DeSousa, to take a leave of absence while officials investigate the charges. 


  • An inspector general report of WMATA found that agency employees routinely copy-pasted language from prior inspection reports into new ones, “culminating in a steel beam and concrete chunks falling from the ceiling in 2016.” The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations will close for over a month this summer for repairs.

  • The NAACP continues to urge the head of Prince George’s County Public Schools to resign. The chief executive, Kevin Maxwell, has been at the center of a number of scandals including inflated graduation rates and ballooning raises for close aides.

  • After suffering a heart attack Thursday morning, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz passed away. The 60-year-old was a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland.

  • Five people in D.C. were treated for rabies after being bitten by a raccoon on Wednesday. In case it needs to be said: Do not approach raccoons!

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Constituent service funds are an ethically fraught source of money for pols. [WCP]

  • Mayor Bowser to be interviewed by Tom Sherwood and Kojo Nnamdi today. [Kojo]

  • Face-off: Ward 2’s Jack Evans pitches public viewings of Caps playoff games. [FOX5]

  • Advocates worry that D.C. may push out Sanford Capital but not other slumlords. [Post]

  • Public and charter school leaders discuss ways to improve attendance. [WJLA]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Meet the International Spy Museum’s new executive director, Christopher Costa, who was actually a spy. [Washingtonian]

  • Artist Robin Bell talks about his iconic protest projections. [BYT]

  • In NoMa, POW! WOW! Festival brings about 20 new murals to the neighborhood. [WAMU]

  • At Glenstone, a survey of Louise Bourgeois. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk today.

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The city prepares for its largest homeless shelter to close. [WTOP]

  • Tyson’s Corner aims to attract residents, not just shoppers. [GGW]

  • It appears that every stakeholder in D.C. development is very, very angry. [WBJ]

  • The National Park Service will reconstruct a tent city on the National Mall this weekend to memorialize the 1968 poverty protest. [PoPville]

  • How families in D.C. experience transracial adoption. [Kojo]

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