Access to Police Disciplinary Records in Maryland

In 2021, Maryland passed a law that enables public access to certain police disciplinary records. Except for a record of a “technical infraction,” any records relating to an administrative or criminal investigation of misconduct by a law enforcement officer, including an internal affairs investigatory record, a hearing record, and records relating to a disciplinary decision, are not subject to mandatory denial of inspection under the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA), but instead subject to discretionary denial as provided under MPIA. Effective: October 2021.

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