BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There is new push to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland, but only under certain circumstances.
Anne Arundel County Delegate Michael Malone is introducing House Bill 881.READ MORE: UMD Grad Alex Aust First Lacrosse Player To Be Featured As Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
It would reinstate executions for convictions in the murders of a first responder, corrections officer, or a police officer.
In the last seven years, at least 21 Maryland law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty.READ MORE: MTA To Start Enhanced Bus Routes To Job Centers, End Express Bus Surcharge
Maryland abolished the death penalty in 2013.
If the bill becomes law, a new death chamber would need be be built and new protocols would have to be put into place.MORE NEWS: READ IT: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Releases 3-Pillar City Crime Plan Friday