Police transparency called for in Maryland counties

ANNAPOLIS– ACLU, CASA, and other organizations spoke out in support of a recent bill that changes police misconduct complaints from personnel records to public ones at a press conference Tuesday.

In face of Trump’s new policy, Maryland’s Howard County could become official sanctuary

WASHINGTON – Two Howard County Council members plan to push forward with legislation to declare their county a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even after President Donald Trump announced his intention to crack down on such jurisdictions. Fulfilling one of many…

Maryland lawmakers urge Howard County sheriff to resign

By MINA HAQ and SYDNEY TONIC Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Five Maryland members of Congress on Thursday called on Howard County Sheriff James Fitzpatrick to resign after a year-long county probe alleged he engaged in discriminatory behavior and created…

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY: Legislators hear testimony about law enforcement rights

The House Judiciary Committee considers more than two dozen bills to increase police accountability.

Roundup: New Maryland Laws Go Into Effect Oct. 1

A slew of Maryland bills covering law enforcement, social issues, environment, health and transportation will go take effect at the beginning of October.

Freddie Gray’s case settled for $6.4 million, surpassing the $5.9 million Eric Garner settlement

The settlement was reached five months after Gray, 25, died from a neck injury while in police custody.

General Assembly’s Proposed Reforms Focus on Police Conduct, Drug Crime Sentencing

Hogan to Sign Body Camera Legislation, Spokeswoman Says

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives, including Sen. Ben Cardin, argued Tuesday for a national alert system to widely distribute information when police officers are in danger, saying it could save lives.

Bills Would Require More Transparency, Accountability From Maryland Law Officers

Bills Would Strengthen Review Process for Misconduct, Introduce Body Cameras

Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes Maryland House

Bill Would Allow People to Reclaim Seized Property More Easily