The defunding police era brought severe damage to our cities via the riots However, it brought about some change within major departments across the United States
The state of Maryland is no different. A package containing Police reform measures in Maryland with a state wide standard for use of force, expanding the use of body cameras and public access to police misconduct records whether or not they were sustained, passed a state Senate on Wednesday. Many of the measures passed unanimously, including a bill that would allow public access to police misconduct records whether or not the records were sustained within the department.
That simply means that anyone could make a frivolous complaint against a law-enforcement officer and it would be made public to the world. While many officials have fought in favor of the police with trying to remove that portion of the bill citing " it is not fair to have unsustained complaints made public. Any person could make a complaint against a police officer out of retaliation"
The bill still passed with almost unanimous support. This action sets a new precedent for law Enforcement, as state officials continue to come down hard on the profession. While the need for change is always present, targeting the profession is a sure-fire way to ensure that crime spikes. Police are leaving the job in recording numbers, Some retiring and some are just quitting citing
" There is no point in doing the job, when the job you're doing gets scrutinize by the same people you're doing it for"