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American Civil Liberties Union
Md's top court will review openness of police disciplinary records

The Maryland ACLU says the state's highest court has agreed to take up a case that centers on whether citizens who file complaints against police are entitled to know the outcome. The case centers on a Somerset County woman, Teleta Dashiell, who five years ago filed a complaint against a Maryland State Police trooper, who left a racial slur on her voicemail. She later received a letter saying her complaint was sustained and action would be taken, but was denied any further information. The ACLU filed an appeal arguing the "blanket refusal to disclose any information" about its investigation of her complaint was "illegal and undermines trust with communities troopers are...