CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN
Maryland’s 8th District
For Immediate Release
August 25, 2015
CONTACT:  Bridgett Frey – 202-225-5384
Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527
Van Hollen Statement on Maryland Anti-profiling Guidelines for Police
 
Washington, DC – Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement after Maryland became the first state to set profiling guidelines for police:
“Maryland is setting the nationwide standard in criminal justice reform, thanks to the outstanding work by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. These guidelines for police officers will help ensure that no community feels unfairly or overwhelmingly targeted where they live and work. It is an important step forward as we work to improve the relationships between police officers and the communities they serve.
“Congress must also act on a federal level on this critical issue. I am a proud cosponsor of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2015, which would promote best practices in community-based law enforcement and outlaw racial profiling nationwide. We should consider this legislation without delay.”