Lawmakers Call For Change in Police Misconduct Investigations

A segment on WAMU 88.5 discusses the work group of state lawmakers formed to look into police misconduct and the likely push for additional police accountability measures such as having independent prosecutors handle serious cases of misconduct:

Prince George’s County Senator Victor Ramirez is part of the group that was formed following the unrest in Baltimore after the death and funeral of Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal injuries while in the custody of police. Ramirez says independent eyes are needed in cases involving police misconduct and brutality.

“When you’re trying to file charges and trying to do investigations, law enforcement and the state’s attorney office work hand in hand everyday. Sometimes there are relationships that are built, and sometimes there’s potential conflicts. That’s what I’ve seen,” he says.

For more information listen to the full report on WAMU 88.5.