Prince George’s County launches police reform task force

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks speaks outside the Prince George’s County District Court House in July. (Natalie Schwartz/For The Diamondback)

Prince George’s County officials have formed a police reform task force to review the department’s operations, including hiring, training and use of force policies, according to a press release by county executive Angela Alsobrooks.

The task force is set to submit a recommendation report to the county executive by no later than October 30. Alsobrooks will then use the recommendations to make changes to the police department, according to the press release.  

“While we have made important strides together as a community to build a responsive, transparent and accountable Police Department, we realize that there is still more work to be done to address issues that are present in PGPD and in police departments across the nation,” Alsobrooks said in the statement. 

Residents and public officials alike will make up the task force, including representatives from the county council, the state’s attorney office, Prince George’s County Public Schools, the public defender’s office and citizen advocacy. Prince George’s County circuit court judge Maureen Lamasney and Del. Alonzo Washington (D-Prince George’s) will co-chair the task force.

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