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Statement from County Executive Marc Elrich on New Executive Order and ICE Notification for Serious Crimes

For Immediate Release: Wednesday 14 August

Recently, Montgomery County Police took into custody two suspects who are charged with raping an 11-year-old girl.  This alleged crime is horrible, and I am confident that justice will be served in this case.  

After determining that the suspects are undocumented immigrants, Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requested that the County notify them if and when the two men are scheduled to be released from custody for any reason.  The County will do so.  The new Promoting Community Trust Executive Order has not changed the County’s policy on cooperating with ICE requests for notification of the release of individuals charged with serious crimes. The County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will notify ICE if the suspects become eligible for release, but until then they will remain in our custody until the local legal process is complete.   

Montgomery County is a welcoming community that values the diversity of communities that are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and nations.  We want the people of Montgomery County to know that our law enforcement and other support agencies are vigilant in enforcing local laws, rules, and regulations. We believe that being a welcoming community to the people who live and work here creates a stronger relationship between communities and our law enforcement agencies, which make our communities safer.

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Contact:  Barry Hudson  (240) 300-7348

Release ID: 19-016