MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 years in connection with murders

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 years in racketeering enterprise, two murders

Plus: Wheaton revitalization project done on time; Md. House work group votes to propose banning chokeholds

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MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 years in racketeering enterprise, two murders

An MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise as part of gang activities, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Albaro Rosa “Slow” Moreno, 24, of Silver Spring, will also spend five years on supervised release following his prison term. Officials said Moreno took part in two murders as part of gang activities, both of which saw the victims beheaded and buried in shallow graves. [WJZ]

Wheaton revitalization project done on time

The Wheaton Revitalization Project has been completed on time and within budget after three years of construction.

The project provides a government office building, a below-ground parking garage, and a town square as part of the Revitalization Strategy for downtown Wheaton. [Montgomery Community Media]

Md. House work group votes to propose banning chokeholds

A legislative work group voted to recommend repealing the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, which protects police accused of wrongdoing and has been cited by critics as a major roadblock to holding officers accountable.

The panel also voted Thursday to recommend independent investigations of officer-involved killings and a police use-of-force standard that includes a ban on chokeholds; a restriction on the use of no-knock warrants; and a requirement that officers intervene if they see a colleague using unreasonable force. [Washington Post]

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