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Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday that the D.C. police officer who fatally shot a man riding a motorcycle early Sunday did not turn on the body-worn camera device until after firing. Officials have given the existing footage to federal prosecutors, who are reviewing the incident. So far, at least one witness has come forward with a separate video of it filmed on a cell phone.


  • The Trump hotel in the Old Post Office opened yesterday to little fanfare. [Post, NBC4]

  • The ACLU wants more clarity on the District’s all-boys public high school. [Post, DCist]

  • Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park will close Monday for long-term repairs. [WTOP, DCist]

  • As Metro tries to nail down its budget, expenses—especially labor costs—have risen. [WAMU]

  • Charges have been dropped against former D.C. Delegate Walter Fauntroy. [NBC4, WTOP]

  • The McMillan Reservoir was treated with chlorine after a body was found in it. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What’s behind the drop in Metro ridership? [GGW]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl sparks preservation move on H Street. [WCP]

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

  • Jonathan Safran Foer revisits his local roots in his latest book. [WCP]

  • Welcome back, National Gallery of Art’s East Building. [Post]

  • Chip Py blends bluegrass and funk on the latest episode of his YouTube series, Locally Grown. [WCP]

  • Photographer Carl Van Vechten captures “Harlem Heroes” in American Art Museum’s latest photo exhibition. [WCP]

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

  • Dissecting the menu at Sweet Home Cafe. [Post]

  • Virginia patios to hit before the end of summer. [Arlington Mag]

  • Where to find bagel balls. [WTOP]

  • More problems for The Speak. [Washingtonian]

  • Craft distilleries are going corporate. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Residents want to place Capitol Hill’s Emerald Street NE under historic preservation. [WAMU]

  • Officials provide an update one year into implementing anti-homelessness measures. [Street Sense]

  • How the new Trump hotel compares to other luxury lodgings around the District. [WBJ]

  • There’s been progress at the forthcoming REI flagship store at NoMa’s old Uline Arena. [Washingtonian]