Capitol Police Watchdog Says Force Needs 'Cultural Change'The U.S. Capitol Police force needs "cultural change" after the broad failures of the Jan. 6 insurrection, the top watchdog for the department testified Thursday, pointing to inadequate training and outdated weaponry as among several urgent problems facing the force.
Maryland Becomes First State To Repeal The Law Enforcement Officers' Bill Of RightsMaryland is now the first state in the nation to get rid of a set of rules that gave police protection because of the nature of their job.
Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform MeasuresMaryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust.
Gov. Larry Hogan Critical Of Police Reform Bills Awaiting His ActionAll eyes are now on Gov. Larry Hogan regarding a series of police reform bills now passed through the Maryland General Assembly.
Maryland Lawmakers Approve Package Of Police Reform MeasuresA comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday, including repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability.
Maryland Senate Advances Sweeping Police Accountability BillThe Maryland Senate has advanced a far-reaching police reform measure already passed by the House of Delegates.
Maryland Lawmakers Considering Several Bills Focused On Police Transparency, AccountabilityPolice reform was front and center in Annapolis on Tuesday afternoon. State lawmakers are considering several bills focused on transparency and accountability.
Maryland House Passes Extensive Police Reform MeasureThe Maryland House of Delegates approved an extensive police reform measure on Thursday that includes repeal of job protections long criticized for impeding accountability in misconduct cases.
Maryland Republicans Lay Out Concerns Over House Police Reform EffortsThe debate over police reform continues in Annapolis this week, as lawmakers consider bills on transparency and accountability.
'Change Is Necessary': Police Reform Bills Pass Committee Hurdle In Maryland SenateA series of police reform bills passed the committee hurdle in the Maryland Senate Thursday.
Bill Introduced In Maryland House Of Delegates Aims To Hold Law Enforcement Officers Accountable For Use Of Excessive ForceNational voices, local leaders and the families of victims are calling for a shift from protest to policy in the form of a new bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly on Monday.
'Moms Demand Action' Pushes Lawmakers To Take Action On Ghost Guns, Background ChecksA group of moms is leading the charge for getting untraceable guns off the streets, reforming police departments and making communities safer.
Lawmakers Set To Tackle Policing Reform This Session In Maryland General AssemblyPolice accountability remains among the top priorities in the Maryland General Assembly this session.
Bills To Watch This Session In The Maryland General AssemblyThe latest session of the Maryland General Assembly kicked off last week with a number of changes due to COVID-19.
Prince George's County Police Reform Report Calls For Expanded Oversight Panel, Countywide Use-Of-Force StatuteA police reform workgroup formed in July has submitted its report outlining recommended changes to the Prince George's County Police Department amid nationwide calls for changes to policing.