We already know of many stories of police abuse in Maryland — but if you have one, we want to hear yours too. Whether it involves yourself, someone you know, or someone else, please tell us about it in the form provided — so legislators in Annapolis can know about it.
Here’s the list of Maryland police-involved deaths we read out on January 24th and again on the 26th:
Here’s a wider list, which we’ve compiled from four sources so far. Two — the Washington Post’s 2001 “The Blue Wall of Silence“ series (via ppsc.org), and Fatal Encounters (2013-2015 data from Maryland news and public information) focus on police-involved deaths. A third, US Police Shootings, includes nonfatal shootings; a fourth, Gun Violence Archive: Officer-involved Shootings, is less detailed than the others.
Asterisks in the second column indicate cases that, on their face, seem particularly problematic, whether because of an unarmed victim, questionable police choices, and/or other reasons. (Not all of the cases have been evaluated, so that this roster may grow.) Duplicates are marked as such in the third column, with the preferred record indicated with an asterisk.