Prince George’s County and Baltimore City in Maryland have released the names of police officers who are described as having participated in conduct that makes their potential testimony as unreliable.
Prince George’s County and Baltimore City in Maryland have now released lists of names of police officers described as engaging in conduct that makes their potential testimony unreliable.
A change in the Maryland State Legislature now allows the release of “call non-lists.”
Prince George’s County State Attorney Aisha Braveboy and Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby advocated and testified in support of the amendment to the Maryland Public Information Act, which would give prosecutors and the public greater access to personnel records.
“This is another important step in ensuring the integrity of the justice system,” Braveboy said. “We appreciate the brave officers who risk their lives every day and who are responsible for keeping our communities safe and helping those in need of honor and integrity. But to hold those officers who are at risk the credibility of their departments and the integrity of cases brought before the judicial system is the task of the State Attorney. “
The Police Liability Act, known as Anton’s Act, entered into force on 1 October. The recategorized records of the police investigation; they are no longer personnel registers.
There are 57 officers on Prince George’s County list from the county police, of which 17, who currently. is employed. The charges range from misdemeanor to assault and manslaughter.
There are also 12 people from smaller municipal departments, three of whom are currently employed.
“As we continue to build trust between the community and law enforcement, it is crucial that our residents understand that we will hold officers accountable if they act in a manner that is contrary to their duties,” said County Chief Angela Alsobrooks. “The release of this list and the greater transparency regarding law enforcement that comes as a result of Anton’s law are important steps to ensure public trust and confidence in law enforcement.”
Baltimore City’s list includes 91 officers with several from the Gun Trace Task Force who were convicted of abuse of power charges in federal court.
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