Accounting for Police Accountability at #MACoCon

A glance back at the first year in establishing civilian oversight of police misconduct in Maryland.

In keeping with the legislative mandate from 2021, all 24 Maryland counties are required to have established a civilian oversight process. This gives community members the means and access to weigh-in on the circumstances of police misconduct and the recommended punishment for a particular officer – that is if any is advised. The establishment of the Police Accountability Boards and Administrative Charging Committees has since been completed and many of these entities have experienced a full year of work on these committees. This expert  panel will look back on how that process is going with insights from civilian members, county governments, and law enforcement.

Title: Accounting for Police Accountability: Lessons Learned So Far

Description: Police Accountability Boards, Administrative Charging Committees, and Trial Boards have convened across the state in all 24 jurisdictions. Complaints have been filtering into this new civilian oversight process, allowing civilians to hold police officers accountable for their actions. Now the civilian investigation and review process is well underway. Hear from this expert panel on everything regarding the process. Is it working? What are the challenges and successes? & Where do we go from here?


  • Lawrence Scott – County Attorney, Cecil County
  • Ethan Hunt – Director of Government Relations, Anne Arundel County
  • Wilson Hamilton Parran – Chair of Police Accountability Board and Administrative Charging Committee, Calvert County
  • Dave Morris – Chief of Police, City of Cheverly

Moderator: The Honorable Delegate Nicole Williams

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 16-19. This year’s theme is “Where The Rubber Meets the Road.” More information can be found on our conference website.

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Questions? Contact Virginia White