County Creates New Police Accountability Board and Administrative Charging Committee
Westminster, MD, Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Today, in Open Session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to create a local police accountability board and administrative charging committee. The resolution is available on the county’s website. Information about the new board, criteria for members, and application information will be provided in a future news release.
In 2021, The Maryland General Assembly repealed the Law Officer’s Bill of Rights and mandated that each county create a local police accountability board and administrative charging committee to adjudicate local police disciplinary matters for the county and local municipalities. The police accountability board must be created by July 1, 2022.
The Carroll County Police Accountability Board (CCAB), is appointed by the commissioners to receive complaints of police misconduct, review police disciplinary trends, and work with local law enforcement to improve policing.
The Carroll County Administrative Charging Committee (CCAC) will review individual police disciplinary investigations and determine whether administrative charges against an officer are appropriate.
Questions about the new board can be directed to County Attorney Tim Burk at firstname.lastname@example.org.