Judicial Proceedings Chairman to Introduce Police Reform, Accountability Legislation

source: Maryland General Assembly

A comprehensive legislative package proposed by Senator Will Smith, Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, will address a number of pressing policing concerns. 

Police reform is shaping up to be a lead issue for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly session. Chairman Smith plans to introduce comprehensive reform legislation. His announcement comes shortly after Speaker Adrienne Jones announced a bi-partisan workgroup chaired by House Judiciary Committee Vice-Chair Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary that will meet over the summer to prepare police reform legislation for the upcoming session.

Maryland Matters reports:

Smith has asked that legislation be drafted to address several concerns surrounding modern-day policing in Maryland, including:

For more information:

Sen. Smith Proposes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation (Maryland Matters)

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