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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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First consent decree-mandated BPD policies rolled out in practice

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The first consent decree-mandated policy changes are in practice on the streets of Baltimore this week, nearly three years after the city and federal government agreed to a lengthy reform process. The Baltimore Police Department announced Tuesday that a group ...

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