The bill to place the Baltimore City Police Department under the control of the city, versus the state, will not move forward.
Councilman Brandon Scott, chair of the city council's public safety committee, said he's very disappointed in the decision.
"I'm extremely disappointed that HB-1504 will not be moving forward," he said in a statement. "Today's event represents a lost opportunity for all Baltimoreans. Baltimore's citizens deserve the same level of local control afforded to residents of all other Maryland jurisdiction."
Monday, members of the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution in support for House Bill 1504, which would make Baltimore police a city agency.
Del. Curt Anderson, chai rof the Baltimore City delegation, introduced the bill in Annapolis.
As written, it would give the mayor and city council "full power and authority" over city police.
The Baltimore Police Department has been controlled by the state since the Civil War.
Anderson was unable to be reached Friday evening.
A spokesperson for Mayor Catherine Pugh said she had no comment on the developments.