use of force

June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Council to Introduce Bill Regulating Police Use of Force

The Montgomery County Council is introducing a “Use of Force” bill that would require the use of force by police to meet certain minimum standards. This bill will be introduced, along with others, at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. This bill would require the police chief to issue official instructions […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Police Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘The Most Disturbing Thing That I’ve Ever Seen’

On Tuesday, City of Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul spoke to MyMCMedia about his reaction to the video showing George Floyd dying at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. In addition to holding the officer who killed Floyd accountable, DeVaul says the three other officers who were present should also be held […]

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July 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Officer Charged in Arrest Caught on Cell Phone Video

The police officer in a viral video that raised questions on police use of force faces a second-degree assault charge, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Officer Kevin Moris faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison from the assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. McCarthy said Moris also was charged with misconduct […]

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July 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando: ‘No Need for Additional Use of Force’

Councilmember Will Jawando said he was distraught by the viral videos released last week of a police officer’s use of force on a young man being arrested at an Aspen Hill McDonald’s. In the video, the young man is lying prostrate on a sidewalk and the officer knees him in the back. “In my view […]

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July 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Calls for ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into Officers Involved in Aspen Hill Arrest

County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement Friday evening about the incident involving an undercover cop shown on video to have used force while arresting a man in Aspen Hill. Two videos started circulating on social media on Thursday and Friday: the first shows Montgomery County Police Officer III Kevin Moris — who was undercover […]

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July 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Policía encubierto enfrenta cargos

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Julio 9, 2019 El oficial de policía encubierto que aparece en un video viral, y  que desató preguntas sobre el uso de la fuerza policial, enfrenta un cargo de asalto en segundo grado, anunció el Fiscal Estatal del condado de Montgomery, John McCarthy. El oficial Kevin Moris enfrenta una pena máxima de 10 años […]

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July 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Undercover Cop Suspended After Using Force on Man Facing Drug Charges

Police Identify Officer, Arrestee Shown in Viral Video A Montgomery County police officer has had his police powers suspended, a reaction to the viral videos of an Aspen Hill arrest. In one video, Police Officer III Kevin Moris, an undercover cop, can be seen kneeing a suspect while he was already restrained, lying flat on […]

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July 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Navarro, Katz Release Statement on Police Use of Force During Aspen Hill Arrest

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and Vice President and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sidney Katz made the following statement after viewing cell phone videos from community members showing the use of force by a Montgomery County Police officer during an arrest at McDonald’s in the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. “We are outraged […]

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July 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Investigación por video publicado en Twitter escala al Fiscal Estatal

La Policía del Condado de Montgomery discutirá, junto al Fiscal del Estado de Maryland, el uso de la fuerza durante un arresto en Aspen Hill. Un video, grabado con un teléfono celular, muestra a un oficial de policía colocando la rodilla sobre un hombre postrado sobre la acera. En el video, también se puede escuchar […]

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