Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At-large) is trying a second time to introduce legislation to limit some police searches in an effort to curb racial disparities. Maryland’s attorney general had determined that his previous effort, the STEP Act, conflicted with state law. Jawando on Tuesday introduced the Freedom to Leave Act, which would prohibit consent searches of a motor vehicle or person by a police officer.
Jawando tries a new bill to limit police searches after AG nixes STEP Act
February 7, 2024