Takoma Park police chief

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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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Takoma Park Officials ‘Stunned’ to Learn Hospital’s Plan to Reduce Health Facilities

When the Maryland Health Care Commission ruled in favor of Washington Adventist Hospital’s request to move from Takoma Park in 2015,  Washington Adventist Hospital President Erik Wangsness told city leaders that the hospital would still provide key health services on the Takoma Park campus. “When the acute hospital services relocate to White Oak in 2019, we will […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul

The first thing you notice when walking into Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul’s office is his collection of police car models. Some of his replicas date back to the early 1940s. “It’s always been a hobby of mine since I was a kid,” DeVaul said jokingly. And speaking of his childhood, DeVaul said he […]

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December 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 20 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. New Chief: Takoma Park has a new police chief. Antonio “Tony” DeVaul will begin his first day with the city on Jan. 2, 2018. 2. Blood Drive: The Montgomery County Police Department is hosting a blood drive in honor of Officer Noah […]

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