Public Safety

June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Police Search for Cyclist in Connection to Assault in Bethesda

Police are investigating an assault involving a cyclist on Capital Crescent Trail. The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday near the Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda. According to police, the suspect began arguing with three young adults posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter before grabbing the flyers from a young girl and pushing […]

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June 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Accepting Applications for County’s Policing Advisory Commission

Montgomery County Councilmembers are seeking applicants for the county’s Policing Advisory Commission. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2020. Signed into law in December of 2019, the goal of the Policing Advisory Commission is to improve the council’s oversight on the Montgomery County Police Department while aiming to strengthen the relationship police […]

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June 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fotos de las Manifestaciones de “Black Lives Matter” en Olney

El miércoles, más de 100 personas protestaron pacíficamente, en la intersección de la Ruta 108 y Georgia Avenue en Olney, con carteles de Black Lives Matter. Mientras los autos pasaban, varios conductores saludaban y tocaban la bocina de manera solidaria. Aquí hay algunas imágenes de la protesta pacífica: Y aquí hay aún más imágenes en […]

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June 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Peaceful Protesters Hold Black Lives Matter Signs in Olney

On Wednesday, more than 100 people peacefully protested on sidewalks at the intersection of Route 108 and Georgia Avenue in Olney, holding Black Lives Matter signs. As cars drove by, several drivers waved and honked their horns supportively. Here are some images from the peaceful protest: And here are even more images on MyMCMedia’s Instagram: […]

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June 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery and State COVID-19 Positive Test Rate Continues to Drop

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 12,226 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 302 cases from the 11,924 reported Wednesday. Since the first case in March, 596 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Wednesday, according to […]

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June 4, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Elrich ‘Evaluating’ Hogan’s Phase 2 Reopening Announcement

County Executive Marc Elrich responded Wednesday night on Twitter to Governor’s Hogan’s announcement that Maryland will begin Phase 2 of reopening this Friday: “We will be evaluating Governor Hogan’s new Executive Order and determining if any of his Phase 2 provisions will work with our Phase 1 policies and guidelines. With little notice and time […]

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June 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Inspired Montgomery College Student Organizes Peaceful Protest in Olney

Franco Ortuno, an Olney resident and a Montgomery College student, attended his first protest ever at the Rio in Gaithersburg Monday. Like thousands of others around the country, Ortuno was protesting police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Ortuno found the protest so impactful, he organized his own peaceful protest along sidewalks in […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Was a Murder in a Police Uniform’: Hogan Addresses George Floyd Killing

“This was not just a bad cop or bad policing, this was a murder in a police uniform, right? This is beyond anything you can possibly imagine.” Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and said police reform is needed at a press conference Wednesday.  “There’s no question […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Stage 2 of Reopening Begins Friday

  Stage 2 of Maryland’s reopening begins Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Hogan is leaving it up to counties to decide whether to follow his plan or reopen more slowly. Montgomery County began Stage 1 of reopening on Monday, while most other counties began on […]

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June 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Mull Next Steps for Transitioning to Phase 2 of Reopening

Montgomery County leaders held a virtual media briefing Wednesday to give a weekly COVID-19 update. County Executive Marc Elrich was joined by county Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and county Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard. The prerequisites for gradual transition from Phase 1 of reopening to Phase 2 were the main topics […]

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