Hogan announces steps to address anti-Asian hate crimes
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.
Today I announced a series of statewide actions to combat incidents of hate and bias against Asian Americans, including enhanced safety and enforcement measures, robust community resources, and tools for educators and students.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 15, 2021
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We will use every tool at our disposal to help provide additional protection to those who are impacted by these crimes. I want to sincerely thank all the members of the workgroup for agreeing to serve this important mission at such a critical time.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 15, 2021