Tell us your police stories, Maryland

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, 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.

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4 Responses to Tell us your police stories, Maryland

  1. i did experience police violence in montgomery county, potomac, maryland. it took me 8 hours to type , part I . it’s called town and country movers . police broke into my condo & scared me half to death. the same 2 police women, who came when i daled 911, because someone broke in a few weeks earlier……i have ptsd because of them.


  2. hem4214 says:

    TO: Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Today, February 13, 2015 more retaliation with drone surveillance approximately 5:49 pm sitting in airspace directed toward home ease dropping in on communications and located were it can watch coming and goings and also to peep into home windows.

    On Tuesday approximately beginning at 3:00 pm surveillance began tracking my vehicle in PG County, Maryland at 7525 Greenbelt Road. The surveillance continued tracking my vehicle into Anne Arundel at Arundel Mills Mall then onto 295 Baltimore onto Monroe Street Exit into Baltimore City onto Franklin Street onto Edmondson Avenue into Baltimore onto Baltimore National Pikeway until 7:00 pm.

    Please investigate to find out what agency is conducting unlawful surveillance violating my privacy rights, which are as follows:

    1. Provide the Name of the agency or department conducting surveillance?

    2. Provide under what authority the surveillance is being conducted and name of agency or department authorizing it?

    3. Under what agency or department would a local or state law enforcement agency have authority to track citizens vehicles into different jurisdictions, i.e. County and City?

    4. If they received DHS funding? Please provide name of local or state police agency or if Federal agency? Please provide the name of the department or agency?

    Please provide response within (15) days of receipt of this email.


    Marilyn Howard

    TO: Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    This letter is a response to DHS CRCL complaint filed on December 16, 2014.

    Under CRCL. 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1(e). I am being retaliated, victim of reprisal and harassed under government surveillance programs after this complaint was filed with DHS by federal and local police agencies in Baltimore and in Washington, D. C. and funded through federal grants.

    This is to document more police retaliation on 2/20/2015 with Air tracking surveillance following my vehicle crossing into (3) jurisdictions.

    Beginning with P G County AIR Patrol helicopters hubbering over my car at 7525 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Maryland from. 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm.

    Then surveillance continued into Anne Arundel County, Maryland to Arundel Mall. The Air patrol tracking continued onto 295 BWI Baltimore to Monroe Street exit into Baltimore City then air patrol surveillance continued tracking me into Baltimore County.

    Please provide appropriate appeals rights process regarding the prior complaint Contact No. Contact-DHS-15-0272 filed on December 16, 2014.

    Also, please provide what action(s) or investigations CRCL plans to initiate under the 1964 Civil Rights Act for Color of law violations regarding discrimination and racial profiling.

    Please provide under what federal laws and federal program the above tracking surveillance is authorized under? Also, the source of federal taxpayer dollars to fund this program.

    Marilyn Howard

    On Jan 15, 2015, at 12:51 PM, CRCLCompliance wrote:

    Dear Ms. Howard,

    Please see the attached correspondence from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Thank you.


    Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    This message, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail, and delete the message.


    • Jo says:

      I am going through similar harassment, surveillance, and stalking after filing claim with State Office of Human Rights against my employer, a federal contractor. I believe this is COINTELPRO.


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