police shooting

January 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officer Cleared, Back on Active Duty Following Shooting of Potomac Man

The Montgomery County Police Department SWAT team officer who was not charged in the fatal shooting of a Potomac man March 12, 2020 has returned to fulltime duty. Following a lengthy investigation by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, the officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. His actions were declared “reasonable under the circumstances” as […]

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March 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Family of Slain Potomac Man Calls for Release of Police Camera Footage

The family of the Potomac man fatally shot by police March 12 is calling upon the Montgomery County Police Department to “immediately release all body camera footage and audio.” MCPD and the attorneys for Duncan Socrates Lemp tell different accounts of the incident, which is under investigation. According to MCPD, police entered Lemp’s home without […]

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March 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Release Additional Information About Fatal Shooting in Potomac

Montgomery County Police on Tuesday afternoon released additional details on the police-involved fatal shooting of a Potomac man March 12. According to MCPD, the man whose home police were searching refused to show his hands and get on the ground but instead headed to another room inside the residence when the shooting occurred. Police identified […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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June 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery and Howard Counties Partner on Police-Involved Death Cases

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy explains a new partnership with the Howard County state’s attorney’s office when it comes to handling cases involving county police agencies use of force that end in death.

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