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Md. Senate debates allowing disclosure of police misconduct probes (access required)

The Maryland Senate took a step Tuesday toward passing legislation aimed at increasing public access to completed internal police investigations, as it narrowly defeated a proposal to ensure allegations of police misconducted deemed “unsubstantiated” would remain confidential. Sen. Jill P. ...

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Md. Senate bill would permit disclosure of police misconduct probes (access required)

Saying the legislation would help uncover law enforcement’s bad apples, a Baltimore state senator urged her colleagues Thursday to pass legislation that would remove documents relating to police misconduct investigations from the list of “personnel records” automatically exempt from disclosure ...

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Ombudsman: Agencies should aim to respond to information requests

State and local agencies are adjusting to reduced in-office staffing and to remote work but are still receiving Maryland Public Information Act requests — which they may not be able to process. PIA Ombudsman Lisa Kershner said her office has ...

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Judge denies Salisbury’s motion to dismiss public information lawsuit (access required)

A Wicomico County judge will allow a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit to go forward after denying Salisbury's motion to dismiss which claimed the city did not possess the requested records about a 2016 excessive force lawsuit settlement and any records would be privileged.

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Salisbury argues for dismissal of PIA lawsuit over settlement documents (access required)

Attorneys for the city of Salisbury will argue Thursday for dismissal of an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit alleging violations of the Maryland Public Information Act for withholding documents related to a police settlement.

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