Following yesterday’s ABRA meeting, DC9 will be allowed to reopen its doors on December 15th, with a few conditions. They cannot employ any of the employees involved in the incident that lead to Ali Ahmed Mohammed’s death, not at DC9 nor any of Joe Englert’s businesses. They have submitted a security plan that includes 18 security cameras that ABRA found satisfactory.
Another nugget to come out of this meeting is that the medical examiner expects to release an autopsy no later than January 19th. Pending the results of the autopsy report, DC9 may be ordered to close again.
This decision is rather controversial, be sure to expect a lot of protesting outside of DC9 when it reopens, from the greater U Street’s large Ethiopian community.