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Speaker Creates Police Accountability Workgroup in the House

Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) and House Judiciary Chairman Luke H. Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) said Saturday that they were...

Opinion: It Wasn’t One Cop Who Killed George Floyd

I have spent 30 years investigating acts of police misconduct, including everything from false arrest to murder. There are bad cops who commit these...

Black Marylanders Fearful After George Floyd Death; Mfume Calls It ‘Murder’

African Americans fear the police in Maryland. Many see parallels to the recent death of Minnesota resident George Floyd and what could happen to...

Josh Kurtz: Judicial Election Follies

In Wisconsin last month, voters lined up for hours, risking COVID-19 contagion and worse, to elect a member of the state Supreme Court. The...

Opinion: Can ‘Progressive Prosecutors’ Pass the Test of COVID-19?

Can criminal justice reform count on Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy and other state prosecutors to keep their commitments during COVID-19?Prince George’s...

In Wake of Fatal Explosion, PSC Pushes for Answers on Stalled Equipment Replacement Program

Four years after a fatal explosion at a Silver Spring apartment complex, the Maryland Public Service Commission is trying to find a way to...

State’s Court System Plans for Jury Trials to Resume in October

The Maryland judiciary is planning a five-phased return after a shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic that will culminate with the resumption of jury trials...

Federal Judge Orders Heightened Response to COVID-19 in Prince George’s Jail

A federal judge will monitor the Prince George’s County jail’s response to COVID-19, expressing deep concern about medical care for detainees in Maryland’s coronavirus...
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Hogan Orders Universal Testing in State Correctional Facilities, Expands Access to Supplies

 Maryland will begin universal COVID-19 testing at its prisons and juvenile detention centers, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday.“Our state continues to...

An Open Letter Urging Gov. Hogan to Free Eraina Pretty

Led by Del. Charlotte Crutchfield (D-Montgomery), 56 members of the General Assembly, including one Republican, Del. Kevin C. Hornberger of Cecil County, wrote to...