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July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmembers Debate When Police Can Use Deadly Force, No Knock Warrants

Members of the Montgomery County Council discussed the use of force, choke and neck holds, no knock warrants and other controversial police tactics during their July 9 public safety committee meeting. The committee plans to update certain police policies in light of local and nationwide police abuse incidents, especially the death of George Floyd Jr. […]

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June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: Outside Consultant Will Help Montgomery County Reimagine Policing

County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a news conference Thursday that Montgomery County will hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review of the police department. Elrich says the consultant will serve as an independent task force that could launch as soon as Aug. 1 and will do a “top to bottom review” of […]

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June 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Police Chiefs to Discuss Relationship With the Community Thursday

Police chiefs from around the county will come together Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a virtual town hall to discuss the relationship between law enforcement and the community. This discussion was inspired by the peaceful protests around the county. They will answer questions and discuss the recent death of George Floyd, a man […]

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June 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Community Discussion About Policing

There will be a town hall-style listening session about policing in Montgomery County on Monday, June 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. County Council Vice President Tom Hucker, Councilmember Will Jawando, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones, State Senator Will Smith, and a representative from the NAACP are among the people who will be a part of […]

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June 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on George Floyd’s Death: ‘I Am Also Frustrated’

In the wake of several national and local protests against police brutality and racism, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones issued a statement on the death of George Floyd. In the statement Jones said he “and the rest of the Montgomery County Department of Police, stand with those seeking peaceful discourse at the local and […]

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April 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Police and Fire Chiefs Give Community COVID-19 Updates

Montgomery County Police and Fire Chiefs held a virtual media briefing on Friday to provide updates on the impact COVID-19 is having on its first responders. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein says their call volume was lower than normal for the past couple of weeks, but calls have picked back up. On […]

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February 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: Officials unveil the Community Opioid Prevention Education (COPE) trailer to educate the public on warning signs of opioid addiction and resources available to help. The City of Rockville’s enforcement efforts to keep pedestrians safe. […]

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December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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November 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrestan a Sospechoso en el caso “Violador del río Potomac” de los años 90

Las autoridades dijeron el jueves que creen que han resuelto los casos sin resolver del condado de Montgomery mediante el uso de genealogía forense, el proceso de usar ADN enviado por familiares a sitios web de historia familiar y luego compararlo con material genético recolectado en escenas del crimen. Tal trabajo preliminar condujo al arresto […]

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November 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Make Arrest in 1990s ‘Potomac River Rapist’ Cold Case

Officials said Thursday that law enforcement officers believe they have solved Montgomery County cold cases by using forensic genealogy — the process of using DNA submitted by relatives to family history websites and then comparing it to genetic material collected at crime scenes. Such legwork led to the arrest of Giles Daniel Warrick, 60, in […]

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