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Posted on: September 23, 2022

COUNTY COUNCIL TO CONDUCT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD CANDIDATE INFORMATIONAL MEETING/LISTENING...

COUNTY COUNCIL TO CONDUCT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD CANDIDATE INFORMATIONAL MEETING/LISTENING SESSION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH  

Hear from Candidates under Council Consideration to Serve on the Police Accountability Board 

 The Prince George’s County Council will conduct a virtual Candidate Informational Meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. to hear from candidates under Council consideration to serve on the Police Accountability Board. The County Council will appoint five members to the 11-member Board. Six members, to include the Chair, will be appointed by the County Executive. For more information on the Police Accountability Board, or to view Council candidates’ information, please click HERE

Under a legislative package of police reforms enacted in July by the County Council, new state requirements for improved policing and the establishment of a Police Accountability Board were implemented.  CB-021-2022, included in the legislative package, required a resolution setting forth the public engagement process for selecting members to the Police Accountability Board.  Council Resolution-090-2022, establishing a public engagement process for the selection of members to serve on the Police Accountability Board, nominated by both the County Executive and County Council.  

Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, says public engagement is a critical component of the Police Accountability Board selection process.

“Addressing the longstanding issue of police accountability is a serious matter, and our commitment to achieving meaningful reform will be evident in a measured, deliberate, and transparent process, resulting in the selection of fair-minded, objective appointees. We invite and encourage residents to continue their engagement in this process as it moves forward.” 

Public comments, letters of support, or potential candidate questions may be submitted using the Council’s eComment portal at: https://pgccouncil.us/Speak. For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to (301) 952-5178. Comments must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022.

County Council sessions are available for Live and On-Demand viewing HERE. To review meeting agendas in their entirety, click HERE.

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