bias incidents

March 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrific and Heinous’: County Leaders Express Outrage, Show Solidarity With Asian American Community

In light of the March 16 shooting spree in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, local and state leaders are speaking out against hate crimes, particularly among the Asian American community which has seen an uptick in incidents during the pandemic. However, Georgia officials said it was too early to say […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD is Investigating Video Circulating on Twitter as ‘Hate Bias Incident’

Montgomery County Police Department tweeted Thursday that it’s investigating a video circulating on Twitter, showing a confrontation between a man and woman that occurred Wednesday in downtown Bethesda. In the video, the man uses racist rhetoric toward the woman. Police tweeted, “The MCPD is aware of the video circulating on social media of a ‘road […]

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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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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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March 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Use of Force by Montgomery County Police Posts Increase

Use of force among Montgomery County police increased 3.6 percent in 2018, according to a report compiled by police and released Tuesday. Police reported 542 total incidents, representing 0.25 percent of nearly 220,000 calls for service and 2.9 percent of 18,592 arrests, according to the report. You can find the report here. Three incidents resulted […]

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