Police Reform

Following the tragic death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Progressive Maryland joined with other civil rights and community organizations to form the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability (MCJPA). During the 2016 state legislative session, the coalition successfully passed an omnibus bill creating greater transparency into the way policing is conducted. We continue to fight against police misconduct and build trust between law enforcement and the public to ensure the safety of Maryland communities. 

In Prince George’s County we are working to push for change in the County State’s Attorney’s office. We are calling for an end to the prosecution of minor marijuana possession, an end to the use of cash bail, an to end the prosecution of youth as adults, more investment in juvenile diversion programs and an end to any cooperation with ICE. 

Read more about it:

Racial discrimination in the Prince George's Police Department

Mass Incarceration is a Human Rights Issue

Discussing Drug Decriminalization from Cannabis to Opioids: An Upcoming Forum