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City will cover Jeff Thompson‘s bills at Chartered for $39 million. [WBJ]

Park Police lose track of guns in D.C. [NBC 4]

Fire department looks bad in new report; Tommy Wells says he’d fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe. [NBC 4]

Review: Human Rights Watch overstated MPD’s sexual assault problem. [Times]

Jack Evans won’t let scratch-off contract pass without more local participation. [WAMU]

More money for Metro [WAMU]

Cigarette sparked Frager’s fire. [Post]