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In the matter of the February 6, 2021 police-involved shooting in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

In the matter of the February 6, 2021 police-involved shooting in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Pursuant to an agreement between our two offices, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County is hereby providing this written memorandum detailing our investigation and the conclusions we reached regarding a police-involved shooting that occurred on February 6, 2021 in the 6000 block of Olney Laytonsville Road in Gaithersburg

REPORT - February 2021 Event
John J. McCarthy
State’s Attorney For Montgomery County, Maryland

State’s Attorney John McCarthy's Report on Howard County State's Attorney's Determination Regarding the Police-Involved Shooting in Potomac, Maryland.

In the matter of the March 12, 2020 police-involved shooting in Potomac, Maryland.

Pursuant to an agreement between the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is providing this summary detailing the investigation and conclusions regarding a police-involved shooting that occurred on March 12, 2020 in Potomac, Maryland.

REPORT - March 2020 Event
John J. McCarthy
State’s Attorney For Montgomery County, Maryland

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In the matter of the May 7, 2020 police-involved shooting in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The State’s Attorney’s Office is providing this summary detailing the investigation and conclusions regarding a police-involved shooting that occurred on May 7, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

REPORT - May 2020 Event
Police Body Worn Camera Video - Warning Graphic in Nature - Viewer Discretion is Advised

John J. McCarthy
State’s Attorney For Montgomery County, Maryland

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Moving forward, prosecutors and police must pave the way to public trust

The Washington Post - By Richard H. Gibson Jr. and John J. McCarthy
June 19

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Memorandum of Understanding concerning in-custody/police involved death investigations

Between the Howard County State's Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office

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In the matter of the June 13, 2019

Police-involved shooting in Rockville, Maryland

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In the matter of the January 16, 2019

The death of Mikyas Tegegne.

John McCarthy at a microphone

Memorandum of Understanding: Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy joins State’s Attorney for Howard County Rich Gibson at signing ceremony for their Memorandum of Understanding concerning in-custody/police involved death investigations.

Report:  In the matter of the June 13, 2019 police-involved shooting in Rockville, Maryland

Report:  In the matter of the January 16, 2019 death of Mikyas Tegegne

​State v Daniel Beckwitt: 

SAO Seeks Justice for Youth Killed in Tunnel, Stock Trader Daniel Beckwitt Held Accountable in Death of Askia Khafra.

 

The 2 nd Degree Depraved Heart Murder Conviction of the Bethesda man exposes him to 30 years in prison.  SA John McCarthy commends jury for seeing the recklessness and extreme lack of regard for human life of the defendant, praises family for strength and faithfulness under difficult circumstances. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/maryland-man-convicted-of-murder-in-death-of-worker-building-secret-bomb-shelter/2019/04/24/ee6571d0-66ae-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html?utm_term=.5c5a63ffa441

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/daniel-beckwitt-askia-khafra.html

 

https://wjla.com/news/local/maryland-millionaire-found-guilty-for-fiery-death-of-man-digging-secret-tunnels

 

https://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2019/04/jury-deliberates-in-bethesda-tunnel-house-murder-trial/slide/1/

 

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/courts/bethesda-man-convicted-of-murder-in-death-of-tunnel-digger/

 

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/bethesda-man-found-guilty-in-deadly-tunnel-fire-case