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Trio of Bills for Police Accountability to Get Hearing in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Advocates for police reform are heading to Annapolis to testify on behalf of legislation aimed at law enforcement accountability.

Members of the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality plan on speaking Thursday in support of a trio of bills aimed at addressing the tension between police and the public.

One bill would address how and where officers could use body cameras, while another bill on the docket would require local law enforcement to provide an annual report for officer-involved deaths and deaths in the line of duty.

Also up for consideration is a bill that would address the process for making a complaint against a police officer and how investigations into police misconduct are handled under the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.

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