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Baltimore County working to create police accountability board

Posted at 4:11 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 16:11:36-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski is set to introduce legislation to create a police accountability board.

This panel will involve civilians who will work with law enforcement and county officials to make recommendations to improve policing.

“We are continually working to improve accountability across our government, including in our police department,” Olszewski said. “The Police Accountability Board will serve an important role in improving law enforcement and public safety in Baltimore County, and furthering our efforts to strengthen relationships between police and the communities they serve.”

The legislation will be introduced on Monday, April 4 to the Baltimore County Council.

Those interested in serving on the PAB, should submit their information here..

  • Hold quarterly meetings with heads of law enforcement agencies and otherwise work with law enforcement agencies and the county government to improve matters of policing;
  • Appoint civilian members to charging committees and trial boards;
  • Receive complaints of police misconduct filed by members of the public;
  • On a quarterly basis, review outcomes of disciplinary matters considered by charging committees; and
  • Submit an annual report that identifies any trends in the disciplinary process of police officers in the county and makes recommendations on changes to policy that would improve police accountability in the county.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Randallstown Community Center
  • Thursday, April 7, 6:30-8 p.m., virtual