A state commission to look into the corruption scandal surrounding the Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Thursday the Maryland Senate voted unanimously in favor of forming a panel to investigate. A similar bill passed in the House of Delegates, the two versions now have to be reconciled before the General Assembly session ends Monday, April 9 at midnight.
Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh has said she feels a state investigation into the Gun Trace Task Force is not necessary. But state senator Bill Ferguson says the task force's crimes are too urgent to be ignored.
Our City's Delegates have been enormously supportive of the effort throughout, helped shape the language from the start. https://t.co/W3mYxeXIVD
— Bill Ferguson (@SenBillFerg) April 5, 2018