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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Begins New Policy Requiring Officers to Intervene When Witnessing Excessive Force

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) implemented a new policy on Thursday that requires officers to “stop or attempt to stop” other officers they witness using excessive physical force, according to MCPD Chief Marcus Jones.  “This is a win for this county,” Jones said. “It gets the officers to understand what the community is demanding […]

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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Not Seen Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Since Protests Began, Gayles Says

Montgomery County has not seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to large-scale Black Lives Matter protests, said County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “What we have observed here is since that started within the county, we have not seen an uptick in cases,” he said at a county council meeting Tuesday. He emphasized that […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Retrasa Reapertura de la Fase 2: ‘Tengo la Obligación de ser Cauteloso’

El condado de Montgomery retrasará los planes de reapertura de la Fase 2, a pesar del anuncio del gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan sobre la Fase 2 la cual determina que restaurantes y negocios estatales pueden abrir al 50% de su capacidad, a partir del viernes. Aunque las métricas están mejorando en el condado, el […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich, Hucker to Discuss Eliminating Fatal Traffic Deaths by 2030 with Community

County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council Vice President Tom Hucker will meet June 18 to discuss a 10-year-plan to eliminate fatal traffic deaths and kickoff an online survey that offers residents an opportunity to share input on the project. “Our County is large and diverse, so achieving Vision Zero will look very different in […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich on Delaying Phase 2 Reopening: ‘I Have an Obligation to be Cautious and Consider the Public Health Risks’

Montgomery County will delay Phase 2 reopening plans, despite Hogan’s announcement that some Maryland indoor businesses can open to 50% capacity beginning Friday. Although metrics are improving in the county, County Executive Marc Elrich said that he will delay Phase 2 at least another week as he consults with available data and public health advisers. […]

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June 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 11. 1.Congratulations Class of 2020: Individual MCPS virtual commencement ceremonies are happening all week, and some are taking place today. Click here to view the schedule. Individual school virtual commencement ceremonies are taking place this week! Check out the schedule and learn how […]

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June 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Levantan Bandera en Montgomery por el Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ+

El lunes 8, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y el concejal Evan Glass levantaron la bandera del Orgullo LGBTQ+ fuera del edificio de la Oficina Ejecutiva en Rockville para reconocer oficialmente el Mes del Orgullo en el condado de Montgomery. El año pasado, el concejal Glass encabezó esta conmemoración anual y organizó […]

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June 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: “Por Ahora, Mantenemos la Orden de Quedarse en Casa”

El Ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, emitió un comunicado el viernes, actualizando a los residentes sobre su plan para mantener las órdenes de quedarse en casa. La declaración del Ejecutivo se produce en medio del inicio de la Fase II en varios condados de Maryland a las 5 p.m. del viernes, y las protestas que […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich: ‘For Now, We Are Maintaining the Stay-at-Home Order’

County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement Friday, updating residents on his plan to maintain stay-at-home orders while also addressing the death of George Floyd. “For now, we are maintaining the stay-at-home order,” Elrich said in the statement Friday afternoon. The statement comes amid the Phase II reopening of several Maryland counties 5 p.m. Friday […]

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