leader. >> i have always been the police. >> reporter: for the next two years at least matt mahl won't be patrolling the police of d.c. he'll be heading up the police union. next week will mark 12 years on the force for mahl, much of that time spent working as a liaison between the gay community and the police department. >> was very well liked and worked very well with the community according to the activists that i speak to all the time. they liked him >> reporter: lou has been covering crime and politics in the district for 30 years focusing on issues facing the gay community. >> to have an openly gay person actually elected as head of the union, a police union, because it shows the rank and file are supporting him. >> reporter: he says the gay community will feel mahl's move off of the streets as a bit of a loss. >> i think so tom to some degre. >> we have a clean grasp on how to handle and work with the lgbt community. >> reporter: mahl says he will still be a resource for the gay community, only now it will be as head of the police union. in the district, mark segraves, new
chief and i have settled five cases already. >> reporter: coming up at five mahl happens to be the openly gay chairman of the police union. what his election means for the gay community. mark segraves, news4. >>> now at 5:00, parents in prince george's county trusted a day cashicare worker to take ca their baby. now that 9-month-old child is dead and the daycare worker has been charged. >>> plus a plea deal in a deadly dui crash. >>> but first, button up your overcoats. yeah, baby, it's april and it's cold out there. >> we may be done with it, but, folks, it ain't done with us. doug kammerer is live in the storm center. you're going to have a busy weekend. >> yeah, baby. that's right. i'll tell you, it is going to be one cold weekend, guys. and, you know, this is the kind of cold that just gets you on a weekend here in april. normally we should be in the mid-60s. tomorrow it will feel like the mid-30s and that's why we're going for a weather alert day tomorrow. no severe weather, no dangerous weather but just to let you know, whether is going to have a major impact on your weekend.
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