More Criminal Justice – Police Reform Bills Pass Del. House

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Three more criminal justice and police-reform measures have passed in the House of Representatives, two of which developed out of last year’s Delaware Legislative Black Caucus Justice for All Agenda. Law enforcement would be required to electronically record any custodial interrogations involving an adult accused of a crime or a juvenile accused of an delinquent…

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Del. Bills Address Police Use Of Force, Disciplinary Records

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With five weeks to go in Delaware’s legislative session, several police accountability-related bills have been introduced for consideration in the Delaware General Assembly. The measures were introduced on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd as a former Minneapolis Police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee over his neck. The…

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Del. Legislation Would Mandate Police Body-Worn Cameras

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A statewide body-worn camera mandate and a uniform policy for their use by law enforcement officers would be the result of legislation introduced in the Delaware General Assembly. The bill filed Thursday (HB 195) would require law enforcement officers and certain employees of the Department of Correction and the Department of Services for Children, Youth…

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Del. Group Seeks More Transparency Of Police Investigations

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There is a call for more police reform in Delaware. The ACLU of Delaware, the NAACP of Delaware and other organizations have begun the ‘Delaware: Police Accountability NOW’ campaign. The group made its announcement one day after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the death of George Floyd. “Chauvin’s conviction was an…

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Md. Lawmakers Approve Sports Betting Plan On Final Day

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Maryland lawmakers passed a flurry of bills at Sine Die Monday, the end of the General Assembly session. A framework for sports betting was approved, following voter approval in last year’s election of sports wagering. Overall, Governor Larry Hogan said he was pleased with the session, which included passage of his COVID-19 relief package. He…

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Md. House Approves Police Reform Package

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The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a much-debated package of police reforms which includes limitations on no-knock warrants and addresses other matters of law enforcement conduct. Provisions in the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights would also be curtailed. The amended legislation goes back to the State Senate. The vote of 96-40 came one…

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