Police Accountability & PIA
We’re talking to Kevin Rector and Talia Richman from the Baltimore Sun about their investigative work on police accountability in Baltimore over the past year, and how they use Public Information Act requests in their reporting. Their work is part of the Sun’s reporting package, which has been nominated for MDDC’s prestigious James S. Keat FOIA Award. The Keat FOIA award honors a body of work reported primarily through open records. The Keat award, among many others, will presented at MDDC’s annual conference in May in Annapolis, Maryland.
Baltimore gave $75K to assistant AG who alleged Mosby ‘tantrum’ over perjury claim cost her top police job, Kevin Rector, December 10, 2019
Baltimore County police release video of confrontation between city school principal and officer, Liz Bowie, September 18, 2019
76 Baltimore Police misconduct cases have been allowed to expire since 2016, Kevin Rector, July 25, 2019
Talia Richman in Luke’s episode about UMMS purchase of Health Holly books. Please add it in here.
Kevin’s crusade to get the footage from the MTA security cameras around Mondawmin
More information on the Public Information Act
Office of the Ombudsman, available to anyone who is having trouble accessing public information:
Legislation (as of March 18th, the end of the legislative session, legislators did not pass these bills). MDDC Press Association, with other advocates, will continue to work to pass these bills in the next legislative session
HB 1221 / SB 1029 – Public Information Act – Personnel and Investigatory Records – Complaints Against Law Enforcement Officers