The Police Reform and Accountability Act of 2021 has Passed (HB0670)
HB0670 has passed 97-39 according to the Maryland General Assembly website.
The bill was introduced by House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County). It now heads over to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk.
Below you will see a summary of the Bill:
Repealing the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights; authorizing a judge to issue a certain “no-knock” search warrant only under certain circumstances; requiring that an application for a certain search warrant be approved in writing by a police supervisor and the State’s Attorney; requiring that an application for a no-knock search warrant contain certain items; altering from 15 to 7 the number of days within which a certain search and seizure shall be made; imposing certain restrictions on a police officer when executing a search warrant; etc.
Featured photo courtesy of the Maryland General Assembly website.