N-word

December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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July 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Release Body Cam Footage from McDonald’s Incident in White Oak

Montgomery County police have released more than 200 minutes of body camera footage on its YouTube channel from the May 9 incident in which a white police officer used the N-word while a group of African-American men were being questioned and arrested. The video footage can be found here. The incident occurred at the McDonald’s […]

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June 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Take Police Concerns to Elrich, Jawando

About 200 people went to Kennedy High School in Wheaton on Thursday night for a community forum on policing. Many expressed their grievances with the force.

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Seeks More Information From Police N-Word Incident

All nine Montgomery County councilmembers have signed a letter asking the police department to release all the body camera footage from the May 9 incident when an officer used a racial slur while African-American men were questioned for trespassing. The letter, sent Tuesday, also asked Acting Police Chief Russell Hamill to eliminate tolerance for officers […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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April 30, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Whitman Students Post Blackface Photo, Use N-Word in Description

The principal of Walt Whitman High School sent a letter to parents and students Monday morning addressing a “hate-bias incident” involving two students. The letter stated that the two students posted a picture on a private social media account over the weekend of themselves in blackface and used the N-word in their description, which disturbed […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Churchill Principal Reveals Incident Involving ‘N-Word Passes’

Less than a week after Winston Churchill High School in Potomac revealed it had punished a student for drawing swastikas on a desk, the school announced Monday students distributed passes that gave “permission” to fellow students to use the N-word.  “I am deeply disappointed and appalled that any student in our school would chose to […]

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