Police Practices

Police officers have a unique role and position within our society. They have the vital and difficult job of protecting public safety, but they also must perform their duty without sacrificing civil liberties. The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that police officers do their jobs without violating individuals’ constitutional rights.  We work  to promote police accountability and oversight, while educating Marylanders about their rights in police encounters.

Publications

Maryland War on Marijuana in Black and White

Maryland War on Marijuana in Black and White

Immigration Detainer Report

Immigration Detainer Report

Police Accountability - Maryland deaths

Police Accountability - Maryland deaths

KYR_English

Know Your Rights card in English

KYR_noncitizen

Know Your Rights card for noncitizens

KYR_Spanish

Know Your Rights card in Spanish

KYR - ICE Home Raids Spanish

ACLU Know Your Rights info regarding ICE home raids -- Spanish

KYR - ICE Home Raids English

ACLU Know Your Rights info regarding ICE home raids, in English

Marijuana -- Possession arrests

Marijuana -- Possession arrests by district/race from 2011-2013

MD VEC English

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in English

MD VEC Spanish

Maryland Voter Empowerment Card in Spanish

KYR - Noncitizens - Spanish

Know Your Rights card for non-citizens, in Spanish

"Detained Without Process: The Excessive Use of Mandatory Detention Against Maryland's Immigrants"

Report Details Excessive, Wrongheaded Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in Maryland