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May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Reimer, Rice, Albornoz and Jawando Announce Presentation Award Winners

At the culmination of the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Saturday more than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet. For a full year, the students had worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from MOAA, NIST, Pepco, Emergent BioSolutions, University of Maryland, […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Call for Investigation Into Incident Involving Officer Using Racial Slur

Two Montgomery County elected officials want police to investigate the officer who used a racial slur Thursday while officers questioned a group of black men in Silver Spring. “She seemed happy that she had said it — almost tauntingly happy. That didn’t please me at all,” Elrich said. Elrich said that he hopes Montgomery County […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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April 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Calls for Increased Police Presence at Mosques During Ramadan

Councilmember Will Jawando calls for the police to increase security at mosques during Ramadan, which is the Muslim holy month. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and continues through Tuesday, June 4. The Muslim community has contacted Jawando to express concerns following the recent anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic attacks in San Diego and New […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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March 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Public Safety Committee Meets About Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee met Monday to make recommendations on the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act — a bill that would require an independent investigation performed on each officer-involved death. The council report states that the bill was introduced due to generations of racial profiling by police in the United States, […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Faith Leaders Attend Interfaith Event at Gaithersburg Mosque

Montgomery County Councilmembers, County Executive Marc Elrich, and faith leaders showed support for the Muslim community Sunday by attending an interfaith event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg. According to Councilmember Evan Glass, over “two dozen religious institutions” came to this interfaith event to show support for the Muslim community, days after the attack […]

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