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Traffic stops lead to equitable policing work group in Baltimore County

Posted at 5:17 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 17:20:26-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — African American's were issued traffic citations at a rate higher than others according to data collected in Baltimore County, so officials are working to make policing more fair.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Friday the formation of an equitable policing work group which will examine policies and practices as well as make recommendations.

"We owe it to the members of our community to ensure that we are utilizing our resources in the most effective manner possible," said Chief Melissa Hyatt.

The work group is expected to submit a draft report and recommendations by July of next year. It will be posted online for public comment.

A final report will be issued in August 2020.