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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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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 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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April 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery, Howard Sign Agreement on Police-Involved Shootings

The state’s attorneys of Howard and Montgomery counties inked a pact Tuesday that would spell out how the counties would investigate deaths from police-involved shootings. Previously, the two counties were working under a verbal agreement dating back to 2015, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Howard County would investigate Montgomery’s cases, and vice versa. […]

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April 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Manger Says Robert White Killing Was ‘Lawful and Justified’

The officer who shot and killed Robert White on a Silver Spring street was justified in doing so, according to a five-page memo written by Tom Manger, retired police chief of Montgomery County police. The memo was dated March 26, just days before Manger was set to begin his retirement. It was sent to Montgomery […]

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March 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Public Safety Committee Meets About Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee met Monday to make recommendations on the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act — a bill that would require an independent investigation performed on each officer-involved death. The council report states that the bill was introduced due to generations of racial profiling by police in the United States, […]

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March 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Use of Force by Montgomery County Police Posts Increase

Use of force among Montgomery County police increased 3.6 percent in 2018, according to a report compiled by police and released Tuesday. Police reported 542 total incidents, representing 0.25 percent of nearly 220,000 calls for service and 2.9 percent of 18,592 arrests, according to the report. You can find the report here. Three incidents resulted […]

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January 31, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Critics Weigh in on Manger’s Tenure

To State’s Attorney John McCarthy, police chief Tom Manger’s retirement announcement is a sad day for the county. “He was a tremendous community asset, and he was a great partner,” McCarthy said Wednesday. Other organizations offered less effusive praise. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition has protested the death of Robert White, an unarmed African American […]

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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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December 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Elrich Says Police Procedures Need Review

County Executive Marc Elrich was asked about the June 11 shooting of Robert White, who was walking through a Silver Spring neighborhood. The confrontation escalated to the point that the officer shot and killed him. Elrich also referenced the arrest of Samir Ahmed, a man police arrested after he summoned police to help a drunken […]

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