bias incidents

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 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Use of Force by Montgomery County Police Posts Increase

Use of force among Montgomery County police increased 3.6 percent in 2018, according to a report compiled by police and released Tuesday. Police reported 542 total incidents, representing 0.25 percent of nearly 220,000 calls for service and 2.9 percent of 18,592 arrests, according to the report. You can find the report here. Three incidents resulted […]

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