Virtual Law Institute to Address Police Reform, PIA

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The Section will be holding the annual Law Institute in late May. The Section Council has decided this event will be virtual, and topics are expected to include a summary of the General Assembly police reform efforts from last year, as well as Public Information Act changes, asContinue reading “Virtual Law Institute to Address Police Reform, PIA”

State and Local Government Law Institute planned for May 2022

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The annual Law Institute will be this spring, in late May.  Whether it is in-person or, as last year, virtual, the State and Local Government Section is planning to focus on the major recent changes to police regulation, training, use-of-force, and investigations. There will also be a reviewContinue reading “State and Local Government Law Institute planned for May 2022”

New law protects retired K-9s

By Frank JohnsonDeputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg The General Assembly this year focused on many bills addressing all elements of police reform. But SB 156 involves veterinary care costs for retired K9s. The bill, which the Governor signed, mandates that, as of July 1, 2021, state and local police forces cover the “reasonable andContinue reading “New law protects retired K-9s”