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State Lawmakers Urge Police Reform

June 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones and the entire House Democratic caucus this week  asked Governor  Larry Hogan to issue an executive order on police reform. In a letter, lawmakers asked Hogan to ban the police use of chokeholds, require that deadly force is only used to stop an imminent threat to an officer or citizen, require officers to intervene if they see another officer using unnecessary force, implement an early warning citizen to identify incidents and retrain officers, ban shooting at vehicles, and require that every state law enforcement officer sign a sanctity of life pledge.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Luke Clippinger who signed the letter, told WBAL that the governor has the ability with the stroke of a pen to put these potentially life saving measures in place…

One Response to “State Lawmakers Urge Police Reform”

  1. June 18, 2020 at 9:30 am, Dave said:

    The entire House Democratic caucus controls the general assembly so they can pass a law that is veto proof and won’t need the Governor’s signature. It might be simpler for the Governor to do it but if it’s THAT important to them they can do it themselves or are they too busy “cleansing” the state house of offensive plaques? What are their priorities? Or could it be more political? No couldn’t be!

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