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.

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. 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 the Maryland Coalition for Justice & Police Accountability, a large, diverse, and statewide coalition of over 90 other organizations, to demand that the General Assembly pass the following police reforms:

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

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Chasing Justice – Addressing Police Violence and Corruption in Maryland

Published January 19, 2021

“Chasing Justice” reviews and cross-analyzes data BPD provided to Code for America’s Project Comport, which includes with five years of information about misconduct complaints, use of force incidents, and officer-involved shootings, from 2015 through 2019.

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Repeal the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR).

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Repeal LEOBR in Maryland Now

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Control of the Baltimore City Police Department must be restored to Baltimore City residents.

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Investigations into police misconduct must be transparent.

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Limit the use of force by law enforcement.

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Remove police officers from our children's schools.

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