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Police Accountability Board

The Police Accountability Board was established to work with law enforcement agencies to review, provide policy advice and report on disciplinary matters stemming from public complaints about police misconduct.

 
 

About the Board

During the 2021 General Assembly session, the legislature passed a package of police reform bills. This legislation results from months of hearings, debates, and negotiations among advocacy groups, professional organizations, communities, and elected officials across the state.

One of the bills, House Bill 670, mandates that counties establish Police Accountability Boards or PABs to:

  • Provide policy advice through meetings with law enforcement agencies, review of disciplinary matters stemming from public complaints, and annual reporting.
  • Work with law enforcement agencies and the county government to improve policing and police accountability in the County.
  • Appoint 2 civilian members to the Administrative Charging Committee and one to the Trial Board to adjudicate complaints submitted by members of the public
  • Receive complaints of police misconduct filed by members of the public.

In Anne Arundel County, the PAB will work with the county government and law enforcement agencies to improve policing and police accountability in the County.

State law, outlined in HB 670, defines, with little flexibility, many requirements of the structure and duties of the PAB.  On February 7, Bill 16-22 was introduced to the council to establish the Police Accountability Board. By law, Anne Arundel County must have a PAB established by July 1, 2022.

Helpful Documents

PAB Implementation Process Library

Part 1: Overview, Timeline and Outreach



Part 2: PAB, Administrative Charging Committee and Trial Board Structure



Part 3: Administrative Matters



Part 4: PAB, Administrative Charging Committee and Trial Board Duties


 

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