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Meet Baltimore City's new police accountability board

The exterior of Baltimore City Hall.
Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Banner
The exterior of Baltimore City Hall.

After years of discussion, planning and a lengthy appointment process, Baltimore City's new police accountability board is among the last in the state to start meeting. It's second meeting was held on Feb. 27, according to the city's website.

In June 2020, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones, a Democrat who represents Baltimore County, joined House Judiciary Chair Luke Clippinger, a Democrat who represents Baltimore City — to create a workgroup to 'address police reform and accountability in Maryland.'

The delay for Baltimore City's board to get up and running stemmed from lengthy debates in Annapolis and Baltimore City Council's decision to allow each of its 15 members to nominate their own appointee to serve on the board, according toThe Baltimore Banner.

Individuals seeking to file a complaint about police misconduct in Baltimore City can do so here.

Baltimore City's chief equity officer and director of the city's office of equity and civil rights Dana P. Moore spoke with Sheilah Kast during WYPR's On The Record program on Feb. 13.

“The PAB has no limit in what they can investigate in terms of police complaints submitted by citizens. We’re excited that the PAB has a much much broader scope," Moore said.

The board members are as follows:

  • Mansur Abdul-Malik
  • Ambassador Peter William Bodde
  • Marc Broady
  • Pastor Antoine Burton
  • Crisaly De Los Santos
  • Janetta Gilmore
  • Joshua Harris
  • Megan Kenny
  • Stephanie Lee
  • Harold Madison
  • Doris Minor Terrell
  • Lisa Nguyen
  • Jamal Turner
  • Bryan Upshur
  • Avi Wolasky

Editor's Note: Digital editor Kristen Mosbrucker contributed to this news story.

Wambui Kamau is a General Assignment Reporter for WYPR. @WkThee