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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

Maryland Senate approves package of police reform measures


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A package of police reform measures in Maryland has passed the state Senate.

The measures approved Wednesday include a statewide standard for use of force, expanded use of body cameras and greater public access to police misconduct records.

A repeal of police job protections in a statewide disciplinary process that critics say have shielded authorities from responsibility in police brutality cases also was among the eight separate measures.

Police reform has been a top issue for lawmakers in the state after the police custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota last year.

The bills now go to the House of Delegates.