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.

Bills curb Md. assistance in federal immigration enforcement

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A pair of bills would restrict the involvement of law enforcement agencies in Maryland with federal immigration efforts, banning state government agents from asking crime victims or suspects about their immigration or citizenship status.

Prince George’s police prepare to roll out body camera program

Advocates hope the PGPD program — smaller in scope than similar efforts by police forces across the nation — will bring more accountability to a department with a long history of wrongdoing.

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…

State transportation agency advocates for self-driving car legislation

The state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is advocating legislation that would transfer regulatory power of self-driving cars to the agency and the state police, saying the change may improve safety on Maryland roads and reduce human error.

Community-police relations a legislative priority, ACLU says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland–After Maryland’s 2016 legislative session gave way to notable criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Maryland is looking to revive some prolonged efforts in improving the community-police relationship that may have fallen to the wayside. The majority of the…

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…

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray’s death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.

SAYING FAREWELL: Remembering Fallen Prince George’s Officer Jacai Colson

Family and friends are remembering fallen Officer Jacai Colson of Prince George’s County after he died in a friendly fire.

Teaching Life Lessons Through Chess

Kids and volunteers at the Columbia Association Youth and Teen Center share a bond and learn some lessons through a classically strategic game.