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File #: 19-0124R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact and the Governor to sign legislation that creates the Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee.
Sponsors: Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Request for State Action
Attachments: 1. 19-0124R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_19-0124R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee
For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact and the Governor to sign legislation that creates the Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee.
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The selection of a Baltimore Police Commissioner is a critical decision each time it is made. Having a robust and inclusive process in the search for a Police Commissioner cannot be optional. Amending 16-5 of the Public Local Laws of Baltimore City to create a Police Commissioner Search Committee, and to require that Committee to be used in the search for each Police Commissioner, would permanently improve the process. This will ensure that a more open and complete process will take place each time Baltimore is searching for a new leader of the Baltimore Police Department. The Committee should be appointed jointly by the Mayor and City Council with the Mayor selecting 5 members and the City Council President selecting 3 members in addition to standing members. The Committee should be comprised of a group of individuals that represent the diversity and makeup of Baltimore. In appointing members, serious consideration should be given to race, age, sexual orientation, gender, and any other important factors that would help the Committee in representing Baltimore in its entirety. T...

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