Improving public safety and enhancing trust in policing was the goal for law enforcement officers across Maryland as we worked with members of the General Assembly.
When the session began, dozens of bills were introduced that addressed nearly every aspect of policing. Legislation passed the Maryland General Assembly, despite a veto by Governor Hogan. While the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights was repealed, the main bill, HB 670, the Maryland Police Accountability Act, restored the due process rights of officers. The restoration of these basic employment rights was imperative to ensuring officers are afforded a fair disciplinary process.
SB 71: Body Worn Cameras (BWC), Employee Programs, and Use of Force
SB 178: Search Warrants and Inspection of Records Relating to Police Misconduct (Anton’s Law)
SB 786: Baltimore City – Control of the Police Department of Baltimore City
SB 600: Surplus Military Equipment and Investigation of Deaths Caused by Police Officers
HB 670: Maryland Police Accountability Act-Police Discipline and Law Enforcement Programs and Procedures (Due Process/LEOBR replacement)