Maryland's policing system is working exactly as intended. It's unacceptable. It's going to take all of us to reimagine policing so that the lives of Black and Brown people are protected. This work is necessary, not optional.

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Please join the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability and The Afro News for "The People’s Hearing on Police Reform in Maryland", a platform for reimagining what real police reform looks like for Maryland.

Thursday, October 29 at 6 – 8:30 p.m.
This is a virtual event.
(We will email you a link to join before this virtual event starts. Keep an eye on your inbox.)


After the police killing of George Floyd and many others, and the national outcry that followed, we have seen countless statements, social media posts, and other expressions of solidarity with Black Marylanders who have suffered police abuse. That's important, but more is needed.

Now is the time for us to commit to winning five impactful police reforms that will make a real difference statewide.

Join ACLU of Maryland and over 85 other organizations to demand that the General Assembly pass the following police reforms:

  1. Repeal the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR).
  2. Control of the Baltimore City Police Department must be restored to Baltimore City residents.
  3. Investigations into police misconduct must be transparent.
  4. Limit the use of force by law enforcement.
  5. Remove law enforcement from our children's schools.


Help win impactful police reforms in Maryland.
Sign the petition to urge legislators to act on those words and pass at least five impactful police reforms during the next Maryland General Assembly Legislative session.
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