Repeal Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights & Reform Maryland Public Information Act

Repeal Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights & Reform Maryland Public Information Act

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Maryland was the first state to pass a bill to enact a Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights in 1974. In that amount of time, thousands of citizens, disproportionately black, have been hurt or killed by police. Those police were not only shielded from charges, but allowed to continue to work in and intimidate the community. The LEOBR is an abhorrent document that, in conjunction with law enforcement-friendly loopholes in the Maryland Public Information Act, is used by police unions to block access to internal investigations and documents. The MPIA, as it is currently written, makes it impossible for victims of police misconduct to get information, or even the assurance of an investigation into their cases. The LEOBR prevents any police reform from taking place at a local or state level. This includes civilian review boards' inability to investigate or recommend discipline when complaints are brought for review. The state of Maryland must act to repeal this act to ensure police are held accountable for the abuses they commit on a daily basis in our communities.

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