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July 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Mother of 21-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

Rhonda LeRoux says Montgomery County Police failed to de-escalate the situation that ended in officers fatally shooting her son, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux. LeRoux was killed by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers July 16. Police said they were called to a Gaithersburg McDonald’s for a report that LeRoux was in the drive-thru refusing to pay for […]

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July 28, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Revela Imágenes de la Cámara Corporal de Agentes en el Tiroteo Mortal en Gaithersburg

La policía del condado de Montgomery llevó a cabo una conferencia de prensa el martes para revisar las imágenes de la cámara corporal de un oficial, del día 16 de julio, donde Ryan LeRoux, de 21 años, perdió la vida tras ser baleado por un policía, en un restaurante McDonald’s en Gaithersburg. Según la policía, […]

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July 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Body Camera Footage from July 16 Fatal Shooting of Gaithersburg Man 

Montgomery County Police held a press conference Tuesday to review officer body camera footage from the July 16 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux at a McDonald’s restaurant in Gaithersburg. According to police, a person called 911 to report LeRoux was in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Flower Hill Way refusing to pay for his food […]

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February 2, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Council Proclamation Honors Blanca Kling’s Life of Service

The posthumous honors and recognition keep rolling in for Blanca Kling, a community pillar, who died last week. During the Montgomery County Council session on Tuesday, the Proclamation – “Blanca Kling: Honoring a Life of Service” – was issued by Council President Tom Hucker, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz, Councilmember Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc […]

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January 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado Honra a MLK con Programa de Artes Escénicas en Vivo

El condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo un homenaje y celebración al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. el lunes 18 de enero a partir de las 5 p.m. a las 6 p.m. en honor al cumpleaños del gran líder de los derechos civiles. El programa de transmisión en vivo de artes escénicas se titula “En […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Honors MLK With Live Stream Performing Arts Program

Montgomery County is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Celebration program Monday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. The live stream performing arts program is titled, “In His and Their Own Words,” and will reflect on this country’s past with forecasts […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Man Launches GoFundMe for Antiracist Causes After Home Vandalized

After his home was vandalized multiple times, Aaron Eisenbarth of Olney is making the best of a bad situation. He is raising money for two organizations that support antiracist causes and education—the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Black Lives Matter. As of Wednesday evening, Eisenbarth has raised nearly $1,000 on his GoFundMe page and he […]

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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 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 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released a statement Monday in response to the killing of George Floyd.  “We, the leaders of the law enforcement community of Montgomery County, are angry and outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their actions in Mr. Floyd’s tragic, senseless death is an […]

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