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Opinion: An Historic Relic and Modern-Day Injustice

Most people are shocked to learn that in Maryland a “body attachment,” that is, an arrest by a police officer, may be used by...

Hogan Vetoes Three Police Reform Bills, Override Votes Begin in Final Hours of Session

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) vetoed three of five bills from the General Assembly’s bicameral police reform package Friday evening — and about...

Former Md. U.S. Attorney Will Lead Workgroup on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

In the wake of increasing attacks on Asian Americans nationwide, Robert K. Hur, former top federal prosecutor for Maryland, will chair a statewide workgroup...

General Assembly Passes Police Reform Package On to the Governor

The General Assembly gave final approval to its bicameral police reform package Wednesday, leaving the fate of the hard-fought, controversial bills in the hands...
Youth Justice

Opinion: Why Md. Lawmakers Should Enact Meaningful Youth Justice Reforms This Session

The Montgomery County Police Department recently released shocking body-camera footage of two officers berating and handcuffing a 5-year-old elementary school child. The video shows...
Victims

State’s Attorney: Sentencing Rule Changes Would Retraumatize Victims. That Shouldn’t Happen

Much ink has been shed on the movement for “law enforcement reform” in the Maryland General Assembly this session. Many bills have been proposed...

General Assembly Passes Bill To Rename Maryland’s Top Court

The General Assembly has passed a bill to amend the Maryland Constitution and rename the state’s appellate courts.Voters will be able to approve or...

Leaders Confident Police Reform Will Pass as Clock Ticks Closer to Sine Die

With less than a week until the Maryland General Assembly adjourns Sine Die, lawmakers are still struggling to craft one cohesive police reform package...

Senate Rejects House Request for Conference Committee to Negotiate Police Reform Package

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Luke H. Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) made a motion Friday to reject amendments the Senate made to House Speaker Adrienne A....

House and Senate Move Closer to Sending Cohesive Police Reform Package to Governor

The House and Senate took major steps toward codifying hard-fought, historic shifts in state policing policy Thursday night, giving the public a glimpse into...