Maryland Democrats Divided on Police Reform

Maryland’s historic push to transform how police do their jobs and are disciplined has created a rift in the General Assembly’s Democratic caucus, with some members of the party’s left flank concerned the bills don’t go far enough. Opponents of reform want to removes civilian oversight. 

Columbus, Ohio Backtracks on Plans to Defund Police

Ohio’s capital and largest city is proceeding with its next class of police recruits following a debate over the future of law enforcement that would have put the class on hold. The Columbus Division of Police – like many big-city agencies – is juggling calls for internal change even as it battles unprecedented street violence.