Criminal Justice

Washington Post: Maryland panel recommends major changes to police practices

By Ovetta Wiggins A Maryland legislative panel on Monday offered sweeping changes in police policies, including giving officers periodic psychological evaluations and allowing the public to attend police trial boards. Under the proposed changes, residents would also be given more time to file brutality complaints. The Public Safety and Policing Work Group voted to submit […]

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Baltimore Sun: Assembly leaders form group to study police issues

By Erin Cox Maryland’s top Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday announced a new group that will study public safety issues highlighted by the Freddie Gray case. The bi-partisan, 20-member panel is charged with recommending laws the legislature should consider when it reconvenes, including changing the controversial Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights ¬†and creating a civilian […]

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