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Chauvin’s conviction removes pro-police presumption, Md. lawyers say (access required)

The murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the recorded and widely disseminated slaying of George Floyd has removed the long and wrongly held courtroom presumption that an officer’s use of deadly force was appropriate, Maryland prosecuting ...

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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel (access required)

Spurred by the video-recorded slaying of an unarmed Black man and a global pandemic, a reform-minded 2021 General Assembly passed legislation on police and parole but fell short in efforts to provide low income tenants a right to counsel in ...

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General Assembly overrides Hogan’s veto, enacts police reforms (access required)

The Maryland General Assembly on Saturday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto and enacted police reform proposals intended to curtail deadly and excessive force, limit the use of no-knock warrants and make the police disciplinary process subject to greater civilian oversight. ...

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Hogan vetoes police reform proposals; legislative leaders seek to override (access required)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Friday evening vetoed police reform proposals intended to curtail deadly and excessive force, limit the use of no-knock warrants and make the police disciplinary process subject to greater civilian oversight. The measures, however, passed both the ...

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Police reform’s passage draws Dems’ cheers, GOP jeers (access required)

Democratic legislators on Thursday basked in the General Assembly’s passage of police reform legislation to curtail deadly and excessive force and make the police disciplinary process uniform across the state and with greater civilian oversight. But their Republican colleagues – ...

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