Montgomery County Police

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 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Just Show That You Care a Little Bit’: Protesters Upset After Officers Don’t Listen In

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) 1st District station in Gaithersburg on Wednesday. A few protesters said they asked officers who were congregated by the main building to join and listen in on what was being said. Eventually, a few came and stood nearby. “I’d rather have them in […]

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June 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Four Injured in Five Vehicle Collision on I-270

Montgomery County and Maryland State Police responded to a collision on southbound I-270 near Falls Road Tuesday around 7:15 p.m. The crash involved five vehicles. Four people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Maryland State Police assisted with the lane closures, according to a spokesperson for the state police. Maryland Emergency Medical Services, […]

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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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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Montgomery County Police To Host Food Drive On June 11

The Montgomery County Police Department announced they will be hosting a food drive, No Empty Plates For People and Their Pets, on June 11 to provide members of the community with essential food items. Many of the area’s residents have struggled with food security due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, people are not the only […]

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June 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Donation Helps Gaithersburg Kid’s COVID-19 Community Efforts

The current climate between police and communities nationwide has been on edge lately, but locally MCPD is working to bridge the gap. The Montgomery County Police Department recently donated much needed items to 7-year-old youth activist Cavanagh Bell of Gaithersburg. The young nonprofit founder and his organization, Cool & Dope, were honored by MCPD for […]

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May 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Investigating Robbery of Taxi Driver in Viers Mill Area

A taxi driver was robbed while working this week in the Viers Mill area. Montgomery County Police say it happened on May 12 around 7:50 p.m. After further investigation, detectives found that the Riatero taxi service driver arrived at the 2100 block of Glenallen Avenue in Glenmont to pick up a customer who requested to […]

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May 6, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Update: Missing Rockville Teen Located Safe, Unharmed

Update (May 6): Police report Joseph Jhingory of Rockville has been located safe and unharmed. Original Post (May 1): Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) are asking for the public’s help in the search for Joseph Jhingory, a missing teenager from Rockville. Police said 13-year-old Jhingory, from the 14000 Block of Pellita Terrace, […]

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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albert Einstein Student Displayed Weapon During Online Class

An Albert Einstein High School student was investigated by police for displaying a weapon during an online class on April 3. The incident was confirmed by Einstein Principal Christine Handy who said in an email to the school community that the student was immediately reported to Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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March 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An officer from Montgomery County Police Department has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a Montgomery County press release. The statement says the officer worked “across several sections of the police department,” but had little interaction with the public. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement that this is the first […]

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