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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Mayor, Police Chief Condemn Cop’s ‘Dismissive’ Interaction with Activist

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the city’s Chief of Police Antonio DeVaul held a discussion at the gazebo on Carroll Avenue to talk about an officer’s “dismissive” interaction with an activist that occurred around midnight Tuesday. The activist, Sokka Asif, shared a video of interaction on her Instagram page, which has—as of Tuesday evening—been […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

After Video Shows Officer Removing Signs, Takoma Park Lifts Sign Restriction Ordinance

In response to a video circulating on Instagram showing a Takoma Park police officer removing Black Lives Matter signs on lamp posts, City Manager Suzanne Ludlow announced she’s taken emergency action to suspend rules about sign posting. In light of the protests surrounding racism and police brutality, Ludlow is now encouraging residents to post welcoming […]

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October 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Officer’s Death Ruled Suicide

Montgomery County Police Department released a statement Tuesday evening, stating Officer Thomas J. Bomba’s death has been ruled a suicide. On Monday morning, police were dispatched to a parking garage located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring after reports that Bomba, 37, encountered “disorderly” subjects on the top floor. When police arrived at the […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Join MCPD Officers Next Week for National Coffee with a Cop Day

Oct. 2 is National Coffee with a Cop day, and the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) wants county residents to participate. Residents can join MCPD officers at Starbucks at 12091 Rockville Pike in Rockville from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Watershed Cafe at 19639 Fisher Ave. in Poolesville from 6 p.m. to […]

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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rescatistas fuera de servicio le salvan la vida a pareja en Colesville

Dos Oficiales de Montgomery, que se encontraban fuera de servicio, salvan a una pareja de Colesville que estaba atrapada dentro de su casa en las llamas Dos rescatistas, que no estaban en servicio, un oficial de policía y un teniente de bomberos, rescataron a una pareja de su casa en en llamas ubicada en Colesville, […]

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July 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Off-Duty First Responders Rescue Colesville Couple From Burning Home

Off-Duty Montgomery County Officers Saved Colesville Couple From Fire Two off-duty first responders — a police officer and a fire lieutenant — rescued a couple from a Colesville house fire on Tuesday morning. Sgt. Scott Brooks, a patrol sergeant for the Silver Spring police district, was driving to work on New Hampshire Avenue at around […]

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June 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Pays Respect to Officer Kyle Olinger

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney on Wednesday to pay respects to the late Kyle Olinger, a former Montgomery County police officer. Olinger died in April, almost 16 years after he was shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop in Silver Spring on Aug. 13, […]

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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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May 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Second Best State to be in Law Enforcement

A recent study ranked Maryland as the second best state in the country to pursue a career in law enforcement. New York ranked first. WalletHub, a finance website, compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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