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June 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Councilman Jawando Alleges ‘Racial Profiling’ By State Police After Traffic Stop

Councilmember Will Jawando was stopped by a Maryland State Police trooper on Saturday, just days after he hosted a community forum on policing. The trooper asked whether he owned the car or whether he had any outstanding warrants. “I kinda knew then that this was a pretext stop is when a police officer stops someone […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags Lowered to Honor Montgomery County Police Officer

Governor Larry Hogan ordered the United States and Maryland state flags to be lowered at half-staff Monday, to honor a Montgomery County police officer who died April 18. Officer Kyle Olinger, 53, was shot during a traffic stop in 2003, according to The Washington Post. The Post says he was in his second year serving […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Officer Struck by Vehicle During Traffic Stop Remains in Critical Condition (PHOTO)

A Montgomery County police officer is fighting for his life after he was struck by a passing vehicle Thursday night while he was conducting a traffic stop along Rockville Pike at Edmonston Drive. Police have identified the officer as 24-year-old Noah Leotta. “Noah is not only a dedicated young police officer, he is a caring […]

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June 28, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Trooper Injured in I-270 Traffic Stop

A Maryland state trooper is recovering from injuries he sustained during a traffic stop along the shoulder of I-270 in Montgomery County when a vehicle that had just struck another car ran into the back of his patrol vehicle at 6:15 p.m. on June 27. According to police, the suspect is a 19-year-old from Montgomery […]

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