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.