An administrative review by the Montgomery County police found that Officer Anand Badgujar was “in grave danger” when he shot and killed 41-year-old Robert Lawrence White in a Silver Spring, Maryland, parking lot, on June 11, 2018, and that the shooting “was lawful and justified.”
Montgomery County police in Maryland announced Saturday who will replace the outgoing police Chief J. Thomas Manger.
Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro said she doesn’t want to see a search carried out without plenty of community input — and said that’s true whether the next chief is found as the result of a national search or selected from among the current ranks.
Debate, at times heated, over who should take the lead when it comes to deaths that happen during encounters with police broke out among members of Montgomery County’s council and the county police chief.
After 42 years in law enforcement, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger will be leaving the department to take a new job but says his departure should not be seen as a reflection of changes in the county’s political landscape.
If passed, legal, permanent residents who served honorably in the U.S. military could apply. Currently, officer candidates must be U.S. citizens in Maryland.
Manger will leave to department to head the Washington office of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents police chiefs in the nation’s capital.
At a public meeting Tuesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Center, concerned members of the public questioned Police Chief Tom Manger and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy about the officer who shot and killed a man on June 11.
Overall crime numbers in Montgomery County, Maryland, are down by about 48 percent so far this year, but there are some troubling trends emerging when it comes to certain violent crimes and gang activity, officials say.
Following an officer-involved shooting earlier this month that took the life of an African-American man who was walking near his home in Silver Spring, activists and community members sat down and voiced their concerns to Montgomery Country police leaders.
The convicted child sex abuser found dead in his jail cell hours after being named a person of interest in the 2000 disappearance and murder of his victim’s mother died of suicide.
Montgomery County police announced Thursday the person of interest in the disappearance of a Washington Post copy editor who vanished 18 years ago is a former teacher who’s now serving a nearly 170-year prison sentence for sexually abusing the woman’s daughter. Alison Thresher’s body has never been recovered.
About 200 officers have been trained to administer a lifesaving overdose drug. Montgomery County has seen a 145 percent increase in opioid overdoses in the last four years.
Officers in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, are responding to more overdoses, and their chiefs said recently that they’re treating the growing trend as a social issue, rather than an issue of criminal justice.
The D.C. region is seeing an uptick in gang violence, and in response, Montgomery County police have increased resources to combat the disturbing trend.
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