Maryland Senate committee signs off on criminal penalties for police officers who use excessive force

But Jackson, along with three of the committee’s four Republicans, ended up supporting a slightly amended version of the bill, which was written by Sen. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat. The bill advanced 9-2, with Sen. Jack Bailey, a Republican from Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, and Sen. Charles Sydnor III, a Democrat from Baltimore County, casting the votes against it.

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