Events, Police/Fire, Politics

Flags to fly at half-staff on Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Flags will be flying at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Office of the Maryland Secretary of State reports that President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Friday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Olszewski announces workgroup to examine equitable policing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing, which will examine policing policies and practices and make recommendations for ensuring equitable policing in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Police Department collects and reports data related to traffic stops annually to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center …


Department of Justice files employment discrimination lawsuit against Baltimore County Police Department

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it had filed an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD). The lawsuit alleges that, since January 1, 2013, BCoPD has engaged in unintended employment discrimination against African American applicants for …

Family of fallen Officer Amy Caprio thanks community

The family of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio have released a statement expressing their gratitude to the local community. “The Sorrells and Caprio families of fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to their family and friends, their family in blue, the community, and the general public. The immediate and continued show …

Councilman Marks endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks was endorsed for reelection on Tuesday by Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, which includes more than 2,500 active and retired Baltimore County police officers. “In the race for Baltimore County Council from the Fifth District, there is only one candidate who has earned the endorsement of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of …