A bill introduced by Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, in the House seeking to change state law so that a county’s sheriff or the chief of a county’s primary law enforcement agency is notified before a warrant is served within its jurisdiction by another agency has died in committee after it received an unfavorable report from the House Judiciary Committee.
That means the bill will not make any progress in the current session of the Maryland General Assembly.
The legislators have said previously that their bill was in response to a November incident in Sharpsburg where Maryland State Police served a no-knock search warrant as they searched for Terry Porter, of 4433 Mills Road near Sharpsburg but did not inform the Washington County Sheriff before the operation commenced.
Porter turned himself in the day after the incident and was charged with several gun violations.