Bill could make Maryland police discipline records public

The general public would have access to a police officer’s disciplinary record in some cases under a bill in the General Assembly in Maryland.

Hogan issues first paroles for juvenile lifers in decades

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has paroled three individuals sentenced to life in a correctional facility for crimes they committed before turning 18. This is the first instance of such a release in 24 years.

Maryland organizations join the #GivingTuesday movement

Organizations across the state urge followers to give back on the seventh annual Giving Tuesday.

Maryland a battleground state in fight against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — As legislative and court battles rage over the question of whether transgender people are fit to serve in the military, two service members with ties to Maryland are at the heart of the fight. Regan Kibby, a student…

Civil rights groups push legislation on police transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis Wednesday.

Fusion Centers’ Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

Critics of fusion centers say they often violate Americans’ privacy, waste taxpayer dollars, and have demonstrated little success catching terrorists.

Legalization Bill Would Wipe Slate Clean For Some Past Offenders

The legalization bill before Maryland lawmakers delves into an area left untouched by the laws in Colorado and Washington, where legalization has created a paradoxical scenario for people dealing with the consequences of having once been convicted of an offense that is no longer against the law.

Maryland Starts Driver’s License Process For Immigrants Living in Country Illegally

Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a second-tier driver’s license.