Daily Archives: June 15, 2020

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the death of George Floyd and protests with calls to defund the police, Berry says he is at a crossroad. “The police and community relations are hemorrhaging and moving towards life support,†Berry said. He…

DC Neighborhood Plans to Challenge New Halfway House

Plans for a new halfway house in D.C. are meeting growing resistance. The federal Bureau of Prisons said it made a deal with a contractor to make the site of the longtime DC Eagle nightclub in Ward 7 the District’s new transition home for released federal prisoners. It would house 300 men. But some community leaders here say it creates…

Montgomery County to Enter Phase 2 Friday

Phase two of reopening Montgomery County, Maryland, will begin on Friday at 5 p.m., the county executive said Monday. The county met benchmarks such as decreasing daily numbers of new coronavirus cases, increasing testing capacity and implementing a large-scale contact tracing effort, county officials said in a release. Phase two includes expanded child care availability, fitness centers and gyms reopening…