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Maryland legislators must repeal the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights during the 2021 General Assembly. This is necessary to save Black lives.
Maryland currently has one of the most extreme LEOBR laws in the country. The law gives police broad, special rights that protect them from being held accountable, even for brutal and too often deadly actions. LEOBR also prevents communities from investigating misconduct that could lead to discipline.
It’s no surprise LEOBR results in very little discipline for police officers who have complaints against them. Officers who have a demonstrated history of abusing and killing Black and Brown people continue to stay on the force and face virtually no consequences.
While some states have similar laws on the books, most states do not.
Repealing LEOBR would mean that police officers will be treated just like every other state and local government employee, with the same rights in the workplace.
Repealing LEOBR is not only a step towards racial justice, but it is one of five legislative demands of the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability, a large, diverse, statewide coalition of over 90 organizations working to reimagine policing in Maryland.
Please take action now and send a message to your legislators to demand they repeal LEOBR (HB 151 / SB 627) during the 2021 legislative session.
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Maryland State Delegates and Senators