Screen shot from pscp.tv of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press following the shooting.
The Howard County State’s Attorney office has informed the Montgomery County Police Department that no action will be taken in the June 11 shooting death of Robert White, according to a department press release.
In a letter to Chief Thomas Manger, State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino said two senior prosecutors assigned to the case reviewed police body-camera footage, witness statements and interviews, and crime scene photographs, including those taken by witnesses.
In addition, the prosecutor’s office spoke with experts in police training on the use of force from both county departments.
Finally, the officer involved, Officer Anand Badgujar, had responded via his attorney to prosecutors’ questions, the letter said.
After review,the State’s Attorney office unanimously determined that the shooting of White was justified, Broccolino said. White was unarmed at the time, police said following the shooting.
The incident, which took place in the 9200 block of Three Oaks Drive near Sligo Creek Parkway, was investigated by the Howard County office under an agreement between the counties that established the process as normal protocol for an officer-involved shooting.
“The Department anticipates that the body-worn camera footage from Officer Badgujar and the backup officer will be released to the public later this week,” the release said.