Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
🌧️ Today’s weather: There is a possibility of rain showers primarily after 9am, with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 80°F. East winds will blow at 6 to 8 mph, and the chance of precipitation during the day is 40%. Monday night will also see a likelihood of showers, with a cloudy sky and a low temperature around 70°F. Winds will continue at 5 to 8 mph from the east, with a 50% chance of precipitation.
🚨 You need to know
(Updated 10 a.m.) The Washington Post on Friday reported that Alexandria Police Department (APD) Capt. Monica Lisle, a white woman who is openly gay, lost out on promotions due to “unannounced racial quotas.”
Lisle, who has been with APD since 2002 and leads the Criminal Investigations Division, said in the lawsuit that the scores were manipulated in the hiring process for three assistant chief vacancies to improperly benefit Black candidates.
The Washington Post reported that Lisle filed a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year. The grievance panel found that she was unfairly disqualified from the selection process and awarded her the promotion to assistant chief, and now Lisle is heading to the Alexandria Circuit Court on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to ask a judge to enforce that ruling.
The city’s attorneys, meanwhile, said there was no motive shown for Lisle being unfairly disqualified and that promoting her to assistant chief would not be justified.
📈 Saturday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Aug 26, 2023.
- UPDATED: Alexandria police investigating multiple shootings
- City sheds light on contentious Hammond Middle School light pole
- Alexandria rolls out timeline for massive housing reform project
🐦 Tweets of note
Alexandria delivered the second-most office-to-residential conversions in the country last year, with its 435 converted office-to-residential units placing it just behind Los Angeles’ 692, according to RentCafe. Read the full article in @Bisnow at https://t.co/f9FPrbMK8N pic.twitter.com/ykaLo6MwKq
— Greater Washington Board of Trade (@GWBoardofTrade) August 24, 2023
New: Here's enhanced video of what appears to be the time of the shooting (lots of people running & bikes pulling off) at the Speedway, Rt 1 & Franklin in Alexandria, VA. It appears, as @AlexandriaNow reported, some bikers stay around to help the injured & take them away. @VaDOT… pic.twitter.com/N736CDEonW
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) August 27, 2023
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If you’re looking for something to do tonight (Friday), Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is hosting a 21-and-over “Tavern Games Night“. The event is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum…
The Alexandria Police Department (APD) arrested Robert Walker, a 34-year-old D.C. resident, for a carjacking just a few blocks away from APD headquarters and striking a police vehicle. Police said…
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