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Lawmakers eye giving Maryland AG prosecuting power in police shootings

The Maryland attorney general’s authority to investigate local police-involved slayings derives from a 2021 law sparked by the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, but the law needs a controversial expansion to achieve the goal of inspiring public ...

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Harford County sheriff ordered to turn over evidence in fatal police shooting

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office must cede its investigation into an April 23 police shooting to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a county judge ruled Thursday. The ruling is the first judicial test for a 2021 law that granted Attorney ...

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Judges must avoid advice, talk of reform, in police training, ethics panel says

Judges who speak at police training sessions must stick to discussing the law and legal process and avoid topics related to testifying in court or the merits of police reform, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated this week. Providing information ...

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Was the Texas Supreme Court bought?

Welcome to Monday, July 26, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are some news items to get your week started. Did a Texas-sized donation change the state Supreme Court’s mind? Police reform laws sow confusion in ...

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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel

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

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

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

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

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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