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