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Maryland Becomes the First State to Repeal Police Bill of Rights, Overriding Hogan Veto

Maryland’s Democrat-controlled legislature on Saturday moved to pass a sweeping police reform package that repealed the state’s police bill of rights, becoming the first state in the nation to do so and overriding Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes in the process. 

The state’s police bill of rights covered the due process for officers accused of misconduct. Advocates for repeal have called it “one of the most extreme in the nation.” The new law will also give more oversight power to civilians.

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