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Article - Public Safety




§3–514.    IN EFFECT

    Each law enforcement agency shall require a law enforcement officer who was involved in a use of force incident in the line of duty to file an incident report regarding the use of force by the end of the officer’s shift unless the officer is disabled.

§3–514.    ** TAKES EFFECT JULY 1, 2022 PER CHAPTER 59 OF 2021 **

    (a)    Each law enforcement agency shall require a police officer who was involved in a use of force incident in the line of duty to file an incident report regarding the use of force by the end of the officer’s shift unless the officer is disabled.

    (b)    (1)    On or before March 1 each year, each law enforcement agency shall submit to the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission the number of use of force complaints made against its police officers during the previous calendar year, aggregated by numbers of complaints administratively charged, not charged, unfounded, and exonerated.

        (2)    On or before July 15 each year, the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission shall post on its website and submit to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, a compendium of the information submitted by law enforcement agencies under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

        (3)    If a law enforcement agency has not submitted the report required under paragraph (1) of this subsection by July 1 for the previous calendar year, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services may not make any grant funds available to that law enforcement agency.



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