A plan to create a private police force at Johns Hopkins University is once again being debated in the Maryland General Assembly, just months after the university announced it was delaying the force’s creation in light of protests against police brutality that sparked last summer. Del. Gabriel Acevero, D-Montgomery, who was one of 42 delegates who voted against the police force when authorizing legislation passed through the General Assembly in 2019, is sponsoring a bill to repeal the authorization. Another delegate, Del. Julian Ivey, is sponsoring related legislation, which would prevent any private institution of higher education in the state from creating its own police force.
Md. lawmakers consider bill to repeal Hopkins police force
February 24, 2021