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NAACP, ACLU, other groups call for police reform in Maryland

NAACP, ACLU, other groups call for police reform in Maryland

Several dozen activists from civil rights groups, churches and unions rallied Thursday in Annapolis to demand reforms of police training and discipline to protect the rights of minority communities. Organizations that included the ACLU of Maryland, the NAACP, CASA of Maryland and the Empowerment Temple held an outdoor news conference hours before a legislative work group gathered to take public testimony on how the General Assembly should respond to allegations of police misconduct. Speakers, including relatives of African-Americans who died after encounters with police, set an angry tone in demanding substantive changes in how officers are held accountable. The Rev. Heber Brown of...

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