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Aug 10, 2022

Police reform advocates press for public hearing on Maryland’s guidelines for local accountability boards

A coalition of police reform advocates rallied in Annapolis Wednesday to call attention to proposed emergency regulations they say would weaken a landmark 2021 law that created new mechanisms for police accountability.

The movement for reform began with the 2018 death of Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black teen who died in police custody after being restrained by three police officers in Caroline County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He was one of 31 people who died that year through the actions of police, according to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Youth and Victim Services.
Mar 18, 2022

Anton’s Law, passed in Md. after Black teen’s death in police custody, has a shaky track record

Five months since taking effect, Anton’s Law has not always lived up to its promise.

Feb 23, 2016

Md. police accountability bill concerns Democrats, Republicans

Legislation aimed at making police departments more responsive to community concerns following riots in Baltimore last spring drew scorn Tuesday from Democrats who say the bill does not go far enough and scorn from Republican legislators concerned that the proposed statewide reform effort fails to address the unique law enforcement needs of each jurisdiction.

Jan 13, 2016

Gladden urges police-focused colleagues to remember the poor

The Maryland General Assembly must not forget the residents of low income city neighborhoods in the coming debates over legislation addressing police accountability in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, says Sen. Lisa Gladden, D-Baltimore City.

Sep 22, 2015

Advocates, lawmakers seek more robust data on Md. police actions

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates and lawmakers Tuesday called for more robust data collection and reporting when it comes to arrests, traffic stops and other police interactions with the community. “The biggest hole in the data is that it is not disaggregated,” said Toni Holness, a public policy associate with ACLU Maryland. “It’s not possible to identify […]

Jun 16, 2015

Police accountability to be topic of Md. ACLU dinner

GREENBELT — Police accountability will be the topic of discussion at an annual ACLU dinner. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland will be joined by the group’s chapters in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties on Tuesday evening at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt. The group says the discussion will focus on the death […]

Apr 14, 2015

What didn’t pass in the Md. General Assembly

The ink is drying on more than 100 bills signed into law on Tuesday, but a number of measures will have to try their luck again next year.

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