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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD is Investigating Video Circulating on Twitter as ‘Hate Bias Incident’

Montgomery County Police Department tweeted Thursday that it’s investigating a video circulating on Twitter, showing a confrontation between a man and woman that occurred Wednesday in downtown Bethesda. In the video, the man uses racist rhetoric toward the woman. Police tweeted, “The MCPD is aware of the video circulating on social media of a ‘road […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Seeks More Information From Police N-Word Incident

All nine Montgomery County councilmembers have signed a letter asking the police department to release all the body camera footage from the May 9 incident when an officer used a racial slur while African-American men were questioned for trespassing. The letter, sent Tuesday, also asked Acting Police Chief Russell Hamill to eliminate tolerance for officers […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Discovers Swastika in Bathroom at Bannockburn Elementary School

Kate Bradley, the principal of Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda, emailed parents Wednesday about a swastika and curse word found drawn inside a boys bathroom stall. According to Bradley, the “a 5th grade patrol” officer discovered the expletive and antisemitic symbol Tuesday in the bathroom located in Green Hallway, which is primarily for 4th and 5th-grade […]

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February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hagerstown Man Arrested for Bias Incidents Against Housing Opportunities Commission

A 69-year-old Hagerstown man has been charged with telephone misuse and harassment of a person because of the person’s race, Montgomery County police said in a Tuesday statement. Jerome Want of the 1600 block of Langley Drive posted $3,500 bail and was released, according to online court records. About 5 p.m. Jan. 23, officers responded […]

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