domestic violence

April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Recognized For Confronting Brookeville Gunman

Three police officers were honored for their efforts to save a woman whose husband was trying to kill her in Brookeville. The incident happened on May 7, 2018. Officers Beverly LaFleur, Cecil Williams, and Cody Hobbs responded to a 911 call about domestic violence. MCM reported last year that police said Christopher Wilson Snyder had […]

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March 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Choose Respect Conference Focuses on Healthy Teen Dating

One in three teens will experience some form of dating abuse, according to the Department of Education. Reducing this statistic is the focus of the tenth annual “Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference” on April 7 at Richard Montgomery High School from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The event will feature an opening session hosted […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 11., Christmas is in 14 days, and here’s five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich Listening Session: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a listening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Poolesville High School. Watch the session live, here. 2. Toy Drive: The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an […]

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November 26, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Donates Teddy Bears to Children in Need

Montgomery County Police Department accepted over 100 plush teddy bears at the Bethesda police department this afternoon. The bears, which were presented to the police department by Adventure Theatre MTC, will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation, which is Montgomery County’s domestic violence center. The center offers a safe space and psychological services to […]

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October 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Outside Review Says July Shooting Was Justified, Police Say

An outside review of a police-involved shooting in July has determined that the officer’s actions were justified, the Montgomery County police said Wednesday. In the incident, Officer Edward Cochran shot Juan Carlos Natera-Perez. Update: Man Dies from Injuries in Fairland Shooting Under an agreement between the two counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney investigates officer-involved […]

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July 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Man Dies from Injuries in Fairland Shooting

Update, 9:10 a.m. Thursday, July 26: John Carlos Natera-Perez died from his injuries Wednesday evening, police said. His body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, according to a police statement. Original post: Montgomery County police have offered new details in the domestic violence incident in […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Shoot Man in Domestic Violence Incident; 3-Year-Old Unharmed

Update, 3 p.m.: Police said the officer has been placed on administrative leave, per protocol. Jean Perez was shot in the upper part of the body. Original post: A man is in grave condition Tuesday morning after he was shot by a Montgomery County police officer during a domestic violence incident, and a 3-year-old boy who was in […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Center Offers Supervised Visitation, Monitored Exchanges for Families with Court Orders

A new center in Montgomery County allows families with a county court order for shared custody and child visitation to transfer a child between the residential and visiting parent free of charge. Funded by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, The Safe Passage Center enables children to remain close to both parents regardless […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

Montgomery County launched an awareness campaign Monday to ensure victims of domestic violence are aware of county programs that can help. Ads on Ride On buses and at bus shelters will provide contact information for the Family Justice Center and the Abused Persons Program. The ads were unveiled at a news conference at the Executive […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 pic.twitter.com/96IZ9620VU — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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