Baltimore County Needs Police Accountability

Baltimore County must create a Police Accountability Board by July 2022. Baltimore County needs strong civilian oversight of the police.

  • The Police Scorecard found that Baltimore County police kill more people than 66% of departments nationwide; kill more unarmed people than 79% of departments; arrest Black people 2.7x more for low-level, non-violent offenses. 
  • Baltimore County has been ranked as one of the worst counties in the state by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention for deaths involving law enforcement officers (data).
  • Baltimore Police killings of two Black residents in 2016 and 2019 resulted in multi-million dollar settlements, but no prosecution of the police officers responsible. 
  • In the past five years there were 1,145 reported use of force incidents in Baltimore County which disproportionately impacted Black and Brown residents (data). 
  • Traffic stop data from 2021 indicates that 68% of stops in Baltimore County were Black or Brown residents (data). 

We are a coalition of community members and civil and human rights organizations working together to reduce the presence of police in our communities, eliminate violence and harm by police,  establish transparency and accountability, and redirect public funds toward community needs. 

American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland

Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club

CASA

Common Cause Maryland

Communist Party of the USA, Baltimore Club

Indivisible Towson

Jews United for Justice

League of Women Voters of Baltimore County

Randallstown NAACP

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Maryland/DC

SURJ Baltimore and Howard County

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