Police Officer Uses Racial Slur May 2019

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 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a rally and press conference on Monday to express community members’ reactions to last week’s incident in White Oak in which a female police officer was caught on camera saying the N-word while responding to an alleged dispatch call. During the rally, several residents and some elected officials took […]

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May 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando to Seek Investigation of Officers

Councilmember Will Jawando told a group of protesters that he wanted an investigation into all the officers involved in the questioning of several African-American men for trespassing at a Silver Spring McDonalds. In last week’s incident, a female police officer can be heard saying the N-word on a recording made by one of the men […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Call for Investigation Into Incident Involving Officer Using Racial Slur

Two Montgomery County elected officials want police to investigate the officer who used a racial slur Thursday while officers questioned a group of black men in Silver Spring. “She seemed happy that she had said it — almost tauntingly happy. That didn’t please me at all,” Elrich said. Elrich said that he hopes Montgomery County […]

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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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