Montgomery County Council Scorecard

Bill 49-21E: Establish Police Disciplinary Boards link

Creates Montgomery County's civilian-based police disciplinary boards for greater accountability and community involvement in police discipline. Mandated by the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021.

JUFJCF Position

Support

Status:

Passed unanimously April 19, 2022

Final vote

Matched JUFJCF position
  • Amendments supported by JUFJCF
  • Changed membership requirement language to include lived experience and not just professional experience, so the disciplinary boards can reflect the diversity of the community. Passed
  • Ensured disciplinary boards would have the resources needed to do their work by providing for dedicated full-time staff and outside, independent counsel. Passed
  • Added compensation for members of the board who were not previously compensated to enable community members of all income levels to serve. Passed