Statement Regarding Vandalism

We are disappointed with the decision made by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police and the State’s Attorney regarding the vandalism of our tables at the Takoma Park Gazebo. We are consulting with the artist, the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP, and other community leaders to determine appropriate next steps. -Old Takoma Business Association

“Detectives from The Maryland-National Capital Park Police have concluded their investigation into this matter and will not charge the suspect in this case. Our decision is based on a number of factors that include information that is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office has reviewed this case and fully supports our decision. The State’s Attorney’s Office also joins with our recommendation to refer the matter to the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. The mediation center intake and results or resolutions are kept confidential.” – Maryland-National Capital Park