Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has appointed Janssen Evelyn as the first-ever Executive Director of Anne Arundel County’s Police Accountability Board.
Before joining Anne Arundel County, Mr. Evelyn worked as Of Counsel at Baker Donelson. He has prior county experience, having served as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Howard County and working in the Prince George’s and Howard Counties’ Office of Law. Mr. Evelyn holds a JD from Washington and Lee School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and is a Member-at-Large of the Howard County Branch of the NAACP. Mr. Evelyn has been recognized as a “Leadership in Law” honoree by The Maryland Daily Record.
County Executive Pittman offered strong praise for Mr. Evelyn in a press release:
‘Janssen Evelyn has the life experience, the government experience, and the legal experience to move us all forward in a common direction as director of the state-mandated Police Accountability Board,’ Executive Pittman said. ‘That’s why he was the clear choice of the diverse group of internal and external stakeholders who assisted us in the interview process. Janssen is exactly the right person for this job.’
Under the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2022, each county in Maryland is required to establish an administrative charging committee, PAB, and trial board. PABs hear appeals of any recommended punishment.