Gina Cook

Ex-DC Police Employee Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Ronnika Jennings was indicted in April on charges she gave sensitive information to a suspect

A former clerk for D.C. police has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder months after she was indicted for allegedly passing sensitive information to a gang member charged in the same killing.

Ronnika Jennings was indicted on April 20 on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors said Jennings, who was a civilian employee for the Metropolitan Police Department, used her access to confidential criminal intelligence to try to help Derek Turner.

Turner, known as "Fats," was charged in the March 2017 murder of Andrew McPhatter on Wheeler Road SE.

On Friday, police said Jennings has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder while armed in the death of McPhatter.

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