Maryland Repeals Police Officer Bill of Rights

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Maryland to end police Bill of Rights after Democrats override GOP governor's vetoes​

Maryland lawmakers passed legislation Saturday, becoming the first state to end its police Bill of Rights after the Democrat-controlled Legislature voted to override three of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes.
The sweeping reform bills remove protections in police due process for alleged misconduct that critics say have impeded accountability and will now give civilians a role, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The reform package also increases the civil liability limit for officers from $400,000 to $890,000 and an officer convicted of using excessive force, causing serious injury or death could face 10 years in prison. It also sets a new statewide standard for what is deemed "necessary" force.
Within the reforms, officers will also be limited to daytime for "no-knock" raids, except for emergencies, and body cameras will be mandated by 2025.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ma...after-democrats-override-gop-governors-vetoes

Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation​

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force.

One section creates a new statewide use-of-force policy and says that officers who violate those standards, causing serious injury or death, can be convicted and sent to prison for up to 10 years. The standard says that force can be used only to prevent “an imminent threat of physical injury” to a person or to “effectuate a legitimate law enforcement objective.”
The policy also says that force must be “necessary and proportional.” Police reform groups said that was a tougher standard than the traditional “reasonableness” standard, which they said was not sufficient for holding officers accountable for blatant acts of violence. Mr. Consoli said the change would deter the police from intervening in volatile situations and open them to more “Monday morning quarterbacking.”
In another change, law enforcement agencies statewide must establish a system to identify police officers who are considered likely to use excessive force and to retrain, counsel or, if needed, reassign them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/us/maryland-police-reform.html


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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
I predict a huge exodus of the very best officers from law enforcement in Maryland.

It's likely already started. IIRC, officers only have to give two weeks notice for retirement there. Since the veto was overridden April 10th, May 1 and June 1 are (probably) going to be huge retirement dates. Hopefully, the retirement fund is fully funded for all known and projected expenditures. And the extra because of all the unexpected early/immediate retirements, and despite the loss of revenue due to those same retirements :tappingfoot

Maryland sheriff says officers leaving ‘in droves' after budget cuts​

Apr. 12, 2021 - 4:56 - Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis and Chief John Nesky join ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss Maryland becoming the first state to repeal its police officer bill of rights
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6248549412001#sp=show-clips


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DanLMP

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Local news in the Philly area has been reporting over the past couple of days the problems they are having in getting new recruits.

And, they are also reporting a surge in officers applying for early retirement.

Philly is Dem controlled. What a surprise the police are leaving.

This lawless trend is blowing up fast. Everything that people are doing to try to "fix" it is making it worse.

Police budget cuts leads to fewer police which leads to more crime.
Vilifying police leads to fewer police which leads to more crime.
Creating stringent policing laws leads to fewer police which leads to more crime.

And the "leads to more crime" part will lead to more pressure for gun control laws which will lead to more gun crimes.
 

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alisani

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It's likely already started. IIRC, officers only have to give two weeks notice for retirement there. Since the veto was overridden April 10th, May 1 and June 1 are (probably) going to be huge retirement dates. Hopefully, the retirement fund is fully funded for all known and projected expenditures. And the extra because of all the unexpected early/immediate retirements, and despite the loss of revenue due to those same retirements :tappingfoot

Maryland sheriff says officers leaving ‘in droves' after budget cuts​

Apr. 12, 2021 - 4:56 - Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis and Chief John Nesky join ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss Maryland becoming the first state to repeal its police officer bill of rights
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6248549412001#sp=show-clips


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Is there public record of the availability of their retirement funds? Is there anything we can do to advocate for their pensions besides prayer? Will pray for both LE and the general public who will now suffer all the more due to the fallout of this garbage legislation.
 

DWB

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Satan has been poisoning people's minds for decades by impressing upon them that the law is oppressive. Even in my country, not a day goes by that the liberal media doesn't demonize the police.
The only way this will ever stop is when the liberals hiding behind their gated and guarded retreats are no longer safe like the rest of us. Then the police will be welcome again.
 
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