States Attorney John McCarthy

April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Police: Off Duty Officer was Acting as Civilian When He Shot and Killed Two Men

David Hall Dixon was a civilian, and not acting in his role as a Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officer, when he allegedly shot and killed two men, according to Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul. “He was a civilian who acted as a civilian” and had no law enforcement powers in Maryland, DeVaul said […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Leaders Talk Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County held its ninth annual Senior Safety Forum at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring on Thursday. The event offered hundreds of seniors resources to combat elder abuse. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay spoke to Montgomery County resident Ernestine Johnson, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human […]

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May 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Happy Tuesday! It’s May 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Dedication: There will be a one-year anniversary commemoration of the dedication of the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Memorial Plaza in Rockville at 5 p.m. Sue Moats of Capital Cares Quilts 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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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Immigrants’ Rights Group Objects to County’s Funding Proposal

An immigrants’ rights organization that was in line to receive a Montgomery County grant to provide legal representation to residents who face deportation has rejected changes to the proposal and doesn’t want the money. “Not as it stands right now,” said Claudia Cubas, litigation director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, on Monday. “If they […]

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April 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State’s Attorney’s Office Win Murder, Attempted Murder Convictions on Same Day

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office won two convictions Monday —a murder charge against a man who killed his pregnant fiancée and an attempted murder charge against a man who participated in a botched drug deal. “Yesterday was a great day to be state’s attorney in Montgomery County,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Tuesday at […]

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October 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, McCarthy Describe How They’ll Use New Anti-Gang Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s law enforcement agencies will monitor prison phone calls, scour social media posts and tap phone lines in its renewed effort to combat gang violence. State’s Attorney John McCarthy detailed the efforts Tuesday as police agencies and Montgomery County Public Schools signed a memo describing how they will use nearly $844,000 to fight a […]

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September 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Mental Health Court Needs Money for More Therapists, McCarthy Says

State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Thursday he needs $200,000 to add two therapists who will serve as part of the Mental Health Court, a part of the county legal system that diverts individuals who suffer from mental illness away from incarceration and toward treatment and community supports. McCarthy and six Montgomery County Council members praised […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for July 14-20

Sunflowers, politics, shopping and, of course, public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Leggett Plans More Resources to Combat Gangs in County

UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will meet with Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy within the next month to decide how to provide more resources to law enforcement to combat increasing gang activity, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said Tuesday. “We want to make sure we’re doing it in the most effective […]

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