Montgomery County Police Sending More Officers to Baltimore

UPDATED April 28 – Montgomery County Police report that the SERT officers sent to Baltimore on Monday have returned, uninjured. A second group of officers will be sent later today. “We hope for peace for the city of Baltimore,” wrote police in a Facebook posting today.


UPDATED Montgomery County Police have sent 40 officers to help Baltimore Police with demonstrations after protests turned violent.

Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale says the officers are members of the Special Events Response Team (SERT) and they have specialized training in riot control. He said the officers have riot shields, riot helmets, special padding and gas masks.

According to Goodale, the local SERT team arrived in Baltimore on Saturday.

He said the officers take direction from Baltimore command staff and are assisting as needed.

On his Twitter account, County Council President George Leventhal showed his support by thanking the county officers for their assistance.

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