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Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies also no longer have to provide the state with information about their SWAT deployments as another expiring law had stipulated. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland decried the lapses, especially the lifting of the requirement to track traffic stops by race. Deborah Jeon, ACLU legal director, said collecting statistics are a "best practice" so supervisors can identity and "address any patterns that emerge...

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