Silver Spring Justice Coalition

July 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Identifica al Residente de Gaithersburg que Falleció tras Recibir Disparos de un Oficial

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) reveló la identidad del hombre que, según la policía, fue asesinado a tiros por agentes, tras un enfrentamiento armado en un restaurante McDonald’s en Gaithersburg. Ryan Leroux, de 21 años, de Gaithersburg, es la persona identificada dijo el jefe de policía Marcus Jones durante una conferencia […]

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July 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Identify Gaithersburg Resident Fatally Shot by Officers

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) revealed the identity of the man who police said was shot and killed by officers following an armed standoff at a McDonald’s restaurant in Gaithersburg. Ryan Leroux, 21, of Gaithersburg, is the deceased, Police Chief Marcus Jones said during a press conference Monday. Jones said a person called 911 […]

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April 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

‘We Have A Long Ways to Go’: Silver Spring Justice Coalition Reacts to Chauvin Guilty Verdicts

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been closely watched across the world and set off reactions from people nationwide and here in Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition is made up of grassroots and faith-based organizations […]

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March 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents Rally to Protect Black Children

Silver Spring area residents marched from East Silver Spring Elementary School to the Silver Spring Civic Center March 21 to send a message to Montgomery County officials that they must protect Black children. Several councilmembers, state delegates and community leaders addressed the crowd. The protesters zeroed in on a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which […]

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September 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SS Justice Coalition: Officer Moris’ Sentence Was ‘A Real Slap On The Wrist’

Katie Stauss of the Silver Spring Justice Coalition called the two-year probation sentence given to Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Moris “a real slap on the wrist and not very meaningful.” Moris was found guilty in December 2019 of second-degree assault and not guilty of misconduct in office in a July 3, 2019 incident in […]

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July 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

More than 500 Sign Petition to Reopen Investigation into Robert White Case

More than 500 people have signed a petition to reopen an investigation into Montgomery County Police Officer Anand Badgujar who shot and killed an unarmed black man on June 11, 2018. Robert White was walking in his Silver Spring neighborhood when he was killed by Badgujar. After an investigation, Montgomery County Police Department released a five page […]

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June 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Robert White’s Life Remembered at Vigil in Silver Spring

Family, friends, and the local community gathered to remember Robert L. White – whose life they say was tragically taken too soon. The June 2018 shooting happened on Three Oaks Drive in Silver Spring involving Montgomery County Police Officer Anand Badgujar and Robert White. A vigil marked the anniversary of his death at the exact […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a rally and press conference on Monday to express community members’ reactions to last week’s incident in White Oak in which a female police officer was caught on camera saying the N-word while responding to an alleged dispatch call. During the rally, several residents and some elected officials took […]

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