Pass a Strong Police Accountability Board in Wicomico County
The Wicomico County Council must pass a strong Police Accountability Board. We need real accountability in Wicomico. The County Council’s first PAB draft legislation falls short of the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021.
The County Council’s first draft compromises the intent and transparency of the Police Accountability Board. If residential safety is an important priority for Wicomico County, there are important changes that must be added.
We must ensure that the Police Accountability Board has: diverse gender representation, zero conflicts of interest from former police officers, language that states the board is an independent body, clarification on member trainings, and include people serving on the PAB regardless of whether or not they have prior records.
That is what real police oversight and accountability looks like in Wicomico County. Tell the Wicomico County Council to pass a strong Police Accountability Board.
Wicomico County Council Members