May 8, 2021
General News

Maryland becomes first state to repeal police Bill of Rights, overriding Hogan veto – Politico

One of the new laws will also require officers to use force only if it is “necessary and proportional.”
The move, a win for police reform advocates, comes amid a national reckoning with policing after the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year. Many states have considered police reform in wake of Floyd’s death.
“Maryland is leading the country in transforming our broken policing system,” Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones, a Democrat,…

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