Antonio DeVaul

June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Police Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘The Most Disturbing Thing That I’ve Ever Seen’

On Tuesday, City of Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul spoke to MyMCMedia about his reaction to the video showing George Floyd dying at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. In addition to holding the officer who killed Floyd accountable, DeVaul says the three other officers who were present should also be held […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Mayor, Police Chief Condemn Cop’s ‘Dismissive’ Interaction with Activist

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the city’s Chief of Police Antonio DeVaul held a discussion at the gazebo on Carroll Avenue to talk about an officer’s “dismissive” interaction with an activist that occurred around midnight Tuesday. The activist, Sokka Asif, shared a video of interaction on her Instagram page, which has—as of Tuesday evening—been […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

After Video Shows Officer Removing Signs, Takoma Park Lifts Sign Restriction Ordinance

In response to a video circulating on Instagram showing a Takoma Park police officer removing Black Lives Matter signs on lamp posts, City Manager Suzanne Ludlow announced she’s taken emergency action to suspend rules about sign posting. In light of the protests surrounding racism and police brutality, Ludlow is now encouraging residents to post welcoming […]

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July 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Search for New Police Chief Could Be Down to One

County Executive Marc Elrich might have a pick to be chief of police. He’s just keeping the name to himself … for now. In a Thursday letter to Elrich from Council President Nancy Navarro, she writes that Elrich wrote the council during the week saying he intends to nominate a woman to the position. Navarro’s […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul

The first thing you notice when walking into Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul’s office is his collection of police car models. Some of his replicas date back to the early 1940s. “It’s always been a hobby of mine since I was a kid,” DeVaul said jokingly. And speaking of his childhood, DeVaul said he […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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December 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Selects Next Police Chief

Antonio “Tony” DeVaul was selected as the City of Takoma Park’s next police chief. DeVaul, who is currently the Police Chief for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, will begin his first day with the city on Jan. 2, 2018. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow, made the announcement Tuesday on the city’s website stating that […]

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