Angela Also­brooks under scruti­ny for Mary­land police reforms

Angela Alsobrooks under scrutiny for Maryland police reforms

For­mer Mary­land State’s Attor­ney Angela Also­brooks is under fire for con­tro­ver­sial police reforms she imple­ment­ed that crit­ics say insti­gat­ed a spike in crime. 
In 2020, George Floyd’s death while in police cus­tody gal­va­nized the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment, spark­ing nation­wide and wide­spread calls to defund the police. Around the same time, Prince George County’s Police Chief Hank Staw­in­s­ki resigned after a report was released alleg­ing a his­to­ry of mis­con­duct, dis­crim­i­na­tion, and racial­ly charged com­ments.
Fresh from Stawinski’s res­ig­na­tion and Floyd’s death, Also­broooks fell in line with activists’ calls to imple­ment police reform. 
Also­brooks, who is now run­ning against for­mer Repub­li­can Mary­land Gov. Lar­ry Hogan to replace retir­ing Sen. Ben Cardin (D‑MD), cre­at­ed the Prince George’s Coun­ty Police Reform Work­ing Group in July 2020. In Decem­ber, the group released a report with close to 50 rec­om­men­da­tions for address­ing “many of the local and nation­al debates about racism and polic­ing.” 

FILE – Prince George’s Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Angela Also­brooks, cen­ter, lis­tens dur­ing a bill …