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Baltimore County Council Undermines Police Accountability Reforms

May 27, 2022

With the passage of the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, the Maryland General Assembly replaced the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights with a new disciplinary framework mandating that all Maryland counties create a citizen-led police accountability board, an administrative charging committee and a trial board. The intent of the bill is clear: we need more community involvement in the investigation and discipline of police officers accused of misconduct, and we must remove unwarranted impediments to administrative discipline of police officers who commit misconduct.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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