Baltimore, MD- The Baltimore Police Department has implemented a new program called “EPIC,” which works to prevent police misconduct, mistakes, and rebuild the relationship with the community.
Included a police-reform legislative package is SB0786, which would transfer control of the Baltimore Police Department from the state to the city for the first time in almost 160 years.
A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would change procedure during a traffic or other stop to ensure that officers explicitly state certain rights, and aims to prevent police from using deceptive or coercive measures to obtain information.
A pair of bills designed to limit implicit bias by stakeholders in the judicial system in Maryland was introduced at the state’s General Assembly.
School resource officers in Maryland may soon only enter schools under an emergency — a plan the bill sponsor says will help minority students feel more comfortable, but police say presents safety concerns.
Maryland legislators are reintroducing a bill from the 2020 legislative session, which focuses on providing confidential mental health aid for police officers dealing with the stresses of the job.
Lawmakers are pushing for a statewide mandate requiring every police department in Maryland to equip officers with body cameras, however the cost for equipment and maintenance of the footage may be the biggest challenge.
Old police and fire call boxes are being put to use in Downtown D.C. The outdated boxes are relatively known for modern-day public art, but CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses tells us how a local artist decided to use it as a chance to celebrate women —who made history in the city.
One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Hyattsville. CNS-TV’s Cam Hasbrouck was there, and reports on the incident.
Dwayne Weaver has owned Keystone pharmacy in West Baltimore for 32 years. He says the aftermath of the destruction that followed the death of Freddie Gray three years ago left his store 95 percent empty. While Weaver and his pharmacy are back in business again serving the community, he says he’s not sure whether the city is safer, despite crime being reported down 33 percent from this time last year.