Duncan Lemp

February 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Monitoring Extremist ‘Chatter’ Marking Anniversary of Police Shooting

Anti-government extremists may be coming to Montgomery County next month to protest on the one-year anniversary of the police fatal shooting of Duncan Lemp. March 12 marks the one year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Lemp, 21, of North Potomac. According to John McCarthy, state’s attorney for Montgomery County, there has been chatter on […]

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January 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officer Cleared, Back on Active Duty Following Shooting of Potomac Man

The Montgomery County Police Department SWAT team officer who was not charged in the fatal shooting of a Potomac man March 12, 2020 has returned to fulltime duty. Following a lengthy investigation by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, the officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. His actions were declared “reasonable under the circumstances” as […]

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October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Court Hearing Set For Possible Release Of Police Camera Footage in Lemp Shooting

In yet another attempt to view possible police body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a Potomac man on March 12, the conservative, nonpartisan foundation Judicial Watch has filed a request in the Maryland Circuit Court for the release of the camera footage. In an Oct. 22 news release, Judicial Watch announced it has […]

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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 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Details Surrounding MCPD Involved Shooting in Potomac Still Not Released

It has been almost three months since a Potomac man was fatally shot by a member of the Montgomery County Police Department Tactical Unit, but many details surrounding the case still have not been made public. Since the March 12 death police-involved shooting of 21-year-old Duncan Lemp in his bedroom, the name of the officer […]

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March 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Family of Slain Potomac Man Calls for Release of Police Camera Footage

The family of the Potomac man fatally shot by police March 12 is calling upon the Montgomery County Police Department to “immediately release all body camera footage and audio.” MCPD and the attorneys for Duncan Socrates Lemp tell different accounts of the incident, which is under investigation. According to MCPD, police entered Lemp’s home without […]

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