Tonya Chapman

December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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August 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman, Friedson also shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision […]

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August 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich: Chapman Was Concerned About Uncertainty of Nomination

County Executive Marc Elrich said Tuesday evening that Tonya Chapman had pulled her name from consideration to be the county’s next police chief because of the length of the process and the uncertainty. Here’s his quote: Elrich also said he believed Chapman was seeking a position in at least one other community. He also was […]

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August 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Tonya Chapman Out; New Police Chief Candidate Expected This Week

Update, 5:10 p.m.: Tonya Chapman, who had been County Executive Marc Elrich’s choice to be Montgomery County’s next police chief, wrote that she withdrew her application “with a heavy heart,” in a letter addressed to Elrich and dated Tuesday. She said she realized “this may not be a good fit.” Here’s the text of the […]

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July 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Says He Was Looking for Change in New Police Chief

County Executive Marc Elrich talks about why he decided against Acting Chief Marcus Jones as his nominee for Montgomery County police chief. Elrich’s pick, Tonya Chapman, will be visiting with county councilmembers this week.

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July 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Makes Chapman His Choice for Chief

County Executive Marc Elrich made it official Monday naming Tonya Chapman as his pick for Montgomery County’s next police chief.

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July 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Search for New Police Chief Could Be Down to One

County Executive Marc Elrich might have a pick to be chief of police. He’s just keeping the name to himself … for now. In a Thursday letter to Elrich from Council President Nancy Navarro, she writes that Elrich wrote the council during the week saying he intends to nominate a woman to the position. Navarro’s […]

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