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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Fairfax Police Arrest 10 in Death of Gaithersburg Teen

UPDATED, 7:45 p.m.: Fairfax County Police said four adults have been charged in the death of Demaris Reyes: Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, Reston; Wilmer A. Sanchez-Serrano, 21, of no fixed address; Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18, 7000 block of Skyless Way, Springfield; and Jose Castillo Rivas, 18, 5800 block of Brunswick […]

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November 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Protest President-Elect Donald Trump in Silver Spring (Video & Photos)

Instead of being in class on Monday morning, hundreds of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students decided to exercise their first amendment right and protest President-elect Donald Trump by staging a walkout in Silver Spring. “We’re protesting because we don’t want Donald Trump as our president. I mean we can’t change that but we got to […]

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March 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Community Grieves Loss of Family After Fatal Car Accident in Bethesda (VIDEO)

The Walt Whitman High School community is grieving the loss of 18-year-old senior Thomas Buarque De Macedo and praying for his sister Helena Buarque De Macedo, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Thomas and Helena were riding in a car along with their parents, Michael and Allessandra Buarque De Macedo when they were […]

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December 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Police Sent 60 Officers to Baltimore In Light of Freddie Gray Case (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Police sent 60 officers to Baltimore today as a precaution in light of the Freddie Gray case. Police Spokesperson Captain Paul Starks says the officers are members of the Special Events Response Team (SERT). He said the officers take direction from Baltimore command staff and are on stand-by. Earlier today, Judge Barry Williams declared […]

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August 5, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Body Camera Commission Begins Its Work

The Montgomery County Police Department is among the dozen Maryland law enforcement agencies currently piloting body cameras.  As the use of police body cameras expands, a Maryland Commission is reviewing best practices to make recommendations for a statewide policy. The Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers held its first meeting in […]

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August 4, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Germantown Shooting is a Murder-Suicide (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police say the female victim in the Germantown shooting this afternoon has died from her injuries.  Police say the assailant shot the woman before turning the gun on himself.  The incident happened around 12:30 this afternoon at the Germantown Auto Spa at the corner of Rt 118 and 355. Here’s Montgomery County Police […]

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July 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Twenty Montgomery Officers Using Body Worn Cameras

Twenty Montgomery County Police officers have been trained and have started to use body worn cameras, according to Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks. The department has said 100 officers will pilot the program this summer. According to Starks, additional officers will be participating in camera use and operations training this month, but he declined to say […]

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June 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Chief Talks Body Cameras “I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform. “And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … […]

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June 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Officers Talk Diversity at County Council Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

It was nearly a two-hour conversation about the relationship between police and the community on June 9 at Montgomery County Council session in Rockville. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger, along with assistant chiefs and districts commanders, held a conversation that included body cameras, use of deadly force, diversity in the department and more. “I think […]

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June 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery Police Asking for 80 More Officers to Volunteer to Wear Body Cameras (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program. According to Capt. Paul Starks, 20 officers with a ranking of lieutenant or higher, have agreed to wear the body cameras. Starks said he is one of […]

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