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Hogan announces steps to address anti-Asian hate crimes

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Governor Larry Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced actions to address anti-Asian hate crimes that have increased since 2019.

The measures announced Monday are the product of a workgroup the Republican governor formed in April.

They include enhanced safety and enforcement measures, increased access to community resources and additional tools for educators and students.

As part of the public safety and enforcement component, the state will update training for law enforcement agencies to include reporting of hate and bias incidents.

Hogan also said a Maryland State Police commander will be named to act as liaison for hate crimes and racially biased incidents.