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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel

House Judiciary Committee Vice Chair Vanessa E. Atterbeary says that George Floyd’s slaying accelerated Maryland’s move toward law enforcement reform but did not initiate it. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

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

Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team training with the Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore County Police and Fire Department. The MD-HART have developed standard operating procedures and guidelines for helicopter hoist/rescue operations with fire department helicopter rescue technicians and police personnel, who are deployed from helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington, Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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

“One elected official is accountable to the voters for the parole of offenders who committed heinous murders and attempted murders. An appointed group such as the Parole Commission is less accountable for its exercise of such authority than the governor," Gov. Larry Hogan's office said in opposing legislation to remove the probation authority from the governor. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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

A Baltimore police officer returns to her cruiser after checking on a call, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Baltimore. A package of police reforms in Maryland has been approved by the General Assembly, but it's unclear if Gov. Larry Hogan will sign them into law. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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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General Assembly sends sweeping police reform legislation to Hogan

The Maryland State House.

Maryland’s Democratic-led General Assembly on Wednesday gave final approval to a raft of police reform proposals to curtail deadly and excessive force, limit no-knock warrants and make the police disciplinary process uniform across the state and with greater civilian oversight. ...

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Md. Senate passes police reform proposals; attention shifts to House

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The Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed police reform proposals to curtail excessive force, limit no-knock warrants, prevent departments from acquiring military equipment, mandate body cameras, make the police disciplinary process transparent and uniform and empower the state prosecutor to investigate ...

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Md. Senate debates allowing disclosure of police misconduct probes

Sen. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

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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Hogan wants lawmakers to act quickly on COVID relief

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Speaking just hours before the General Assembly is set to convene, Gov. Larry Hogan urged lawmakers Wednesday morning to pass as soon as possible his proposed $1 billion Relief Act for Maryland businesses and residents hardest hit by the pandemic-spurred ...

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