Tag: police misconduct
Civil rights leaders want answers to what they say was the use of excessive force against a group of African-American teenagers by Ocean City police on the boardwalk this past Saturday.Read More
Sen. Chris West (R-Baltimore County) said he has serious concerns about legislation that would provide both criminal and civil penalties for police officers who decline to intervene when their fellow officers use excessive force against a suspect.Read More
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Will Smith (D-Montgomery) on Friday refuted Republican claims that the committee’s recent hearings on a series of bills aimed at addressing police misconduct were not ideologically inclusive and that the bills themselves would hinder law enforcement personnel.Read More
Democratic-sponsored legislation that increases the amount of money local governments are forced to pay in police brutality lawsuits will bankrupt many of the state’s small towns, Sen. Mike Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick) told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Wednesday.Read More
Republicans on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee opposed a series of Democratic-sponsored bills aimed at addressing police misconduct at a virtual hearing on Tuesday at a time when Baltimore City has seen a crime wave of shootings and homicides.Read More
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D) said he is confident that the organizers of local protests against police misconduct are doing everything they can to make sure that participants follow recommended safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Read More
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott said if he is elected mayor of Baltimore he will take concerted action to address police misconduct.Read More
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said recent proposals calling for the defunding and dismantling of police departments would have disastrous consequences if implemented.Read More
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