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Md. lawmakers skeptical that 2016 police reforms fully implemented

‘The biggest concern for me is how the prior legislation has gone with our police departments,’ says Del. Wanika Fisher, D-Prince George’s, shown in 2018. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Leaders of the state’s commission on police training faced tough questions from a panel of state delegates who are charged with making recommendations for sweeping changes to how law enforcement officers do their jobs. The Work Group to Address Police ...

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GOP grumbling about Hogan’s business shutdown not always muted

Del. Haven Shoemaker, R-Carroll, has proposed a measure to limit a governor's ability to renew unlimited emergency orders.. (Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan is facing some strident criticism about his efforts to ward off the effects of the coronavirus in Maryland from an unlikely source — his own party. Hogan certainly has no shortage of legislative Democrats who have criticized ...

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Md. elections officials vow improvement, brush off criticism

"We are committed to making the changes needed and ensuring that the mistakes are not repeated because we want to have a very successful November election," says Maryland Elections Administrator Linda Lamone. (File Photo)

State elections officials vowed that they would learn from the mistakes of the June primary election even as they praised staff and local elections officials. Maryland conducted its first mostly by mail election in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ...

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$4M award approved for latest 2 wrongful conviction cases

Eric Simmons, left, and Demetrius Smith, who were found innocent after spending years in prison for crimes they did not commit in Maryland, testify before state lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Annapolis. Simmons is one of two men for whom a state board Wednesday approved a restitution package. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Two brothers exonerated last year after serving 24 years in prison for a murder conviction will be paid nearly $4 million in combined restitution from the state of Maryland. The payments to Eric Simmons and Kenneth McPherson are the latest in ...

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Maryland election officials questioned on primary problems

"We are committed to making the changes needed and ensuring that the mistakes are not repeated because we want to have a very successful November election," says Maryland Elections Administrator Linda Lamone. (File Photo)

Maryland election officials faced criticism Tuesday from lawmakers who questioned them about problems with the state's mostly mail-in primary, at a hearing to explore ways to make mail-in voting trouble free in November if it's required again by the virus outbreak.

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Jones, Democrats call on Hogan for police reforms

House Speaker Del. Adrienne Jones speaks during an interview Jan. 2 in her office in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

House Speaker Adrienne Jones and House Democrats are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to immediately implement a number of police reforms through executive orders. Jones has already called for a work group to begin looking at ways to reform law ...

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