Montgomery County Police Department

July 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sixth Suspect Arrested in Wheaton Murder

A sixth person was arrested in connection with the May 26 homicide of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos, according to detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division. Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez, 26, of the 10300 block of Tulsa Drive in Adelphi, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He is being […]

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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 24, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Report Breaks Down Time Spent by MCPD Officers on Violent Crime

Police officers in Montgomery spent about 4% of their time responding to calls for violent crime, according to recent data. The New York Times recently conducted a review of wide-ranging data from three police departments across the country. Montgomery County was one of the departments reviewed and the numbers indicate a surprising trend. About 50% […]

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June 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Expresses Support for Protesters and Their Message

The climate throughout the United States is very tense right now. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other deadly incidents have shined the light on racial inequality and sparked protests demanding justice all across the nation, including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Police say the people who are protesting here have a […]

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June 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líder Afro-Latino Habla sobre las Manifestaciones Desatadas Tras la Muerte de George Floyd

Manifestaciones violentas y pacíficas se han dado por todo Estados Unidos en respuesta a la muerte de George Floyd, quien murió la semana pasada en Minneapolis después de que el agente de policía Derek Chavin lo inmovilizara en el suelo durante varios minutos. Un video que capturó el incidente se volvió viral y provocó desató […]

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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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June 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MCPD Officer Kneels in Solidarity at Peaceful Protest in Germantown

Several dozen protesters gathered in Germantown on Sunday marching peacefully for several hours. The organized march was in response to the death of George Floyd who died last week in Minneapolis after being pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chavin who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes. A video capturing […]

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May 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPD Investiga un Video que Circula en Twitter como “Incidente de Sesgo de Odio”

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery tuiteó el jueves que está investigando un video que circula en Twitter, que muestra una confrontación entre un hombre y una mujer que ocurrió en el centro de Bethesda. En el video, el hombre utiliza una retórica racista hacia la mujer. La policía tuiteó: “MCPD está al […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD is Investigating Video Circulating on Twitter as ‘Hate Bias Incident’

Montgomery County Police Department tweeted Thursday that it’s investigating a video circulating on Twitter, showing a confrontation between a man and woman that occurred Wednesday in downtown Bethesda. In the video, the man uses racist rhetoric toward the woman. Police tweeted, “The MCPD is aware of the video circulating on social media of a ‘road […]

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May 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Honor Medical Workers at Medstar Montgomery in Olney

Montgomery County Police Department honored Medstar Montgomery Medical workers in Olney Monday morning. Dozens of medical workers waved as several police cars drove around the hospital’s campus, lights flashing, to honor the healthcare professionals. Ann Serafenas, the senior director of nursing at Medstar Montgomery, was moved by the police’s tribute. “To see our community partners […]

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