Charges dropped in nightclub death of Ethiopian born Ali Mohammed

November 6, 2010

Washington Post


District prosecutors dropped charges Friday against the five men who were accused of beating a man who died outside the popular DC9 nightclub last month, saying evidence did not support the case.

The death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed sparked outrage in the city, with Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier calling it “savage” and accusing the men charged with the crime of “vigilante justice.” The accused are the club’s co-owner and four employees, and the club remains closed because of the incident.

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