Monday Morning Notes

Local Police Officer Charged with Assault After Use of Force Incident — “A white police officer in Fairfax County was charged with assault after he used a stun gun on a black man and pinned him to the ground, even though the man did not appear combative. Footage from a body-worn camera shows the officer, Tyler Timberlake, placing his knee on the man’s back Friday. Timberlake, who has been with the department eight years, was arrested Saturday and charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. He faces up to 36 months in prison if convicted. [DCist]

Beware of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams — County officials are warning residents about contact tracing and government employee impersonation scams in the county. Local health department contact tracers will never ask for your social security number, financial information, or any other personal information unrelated to COVD-19. [Fairfax County Government]

Protestors in Herndon Rally for Racial Justice — Local residents organized a car parade early Thursday evening to raise awareness about racial injustice and police brutality. The idea was created by Herndon resident Nikki Pugh. [Herndon Patch]

Missing Keys in Herndon — Someone left keys in the town’s green on Saturday. To claim them, the individual should call 703-435-6846. [Herndon Police Department]

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Morning Notes

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