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Montgomery County Council to vote on police transparency bill

Officials of a Maryland county are set to vote on a measure designed to increase the transparency of investigations into deaths involving police.

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday morning in Rockville, Maryland.

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The measure seeks to ensure that investigations into a police officer's conduct are independent, impartial and transparent, when an officer is involved in someone's death.

The proposal would require investigators from a separate jurisdiction to review such cases. The measure would require those investigators to submit a written report of their findings to the Montgomery County state's attorney or a designee, who will review the report and decide whether to file criminal charges.

If no charges are filed, the bill requires the report to be released to the public.

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