Interview Highlights Police Discipline Issues on Legislative Agenda

Investigative reporter Mark Puente discussed police discipline issues likely to come before the general assembly in an interview on Maryland Morning on WYPR:

The General Assembly is likely to debate how police officers are disciplined – a debate that may echo parts of the national conversation that triggered by protests in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, New York of police officers allegedly using excessive force against suspects.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and several delegates representing the city are calling for changes in the 40-year-old state law known as the ‘Police Officers Bill of Rights,’ which sets out the disciplinary procedures of police departments in Maryland.

For more information listen to the full interview on WYPR.