On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, during an emergency meeting, the Maryland Court of Appeals unanimously voted to adopt an amendment to restore former language to what is now called Maryland Rule 16-910. The change will allow the names of police officers to appear on CaseSearch.
The Court heard testimony from eight individuals, including members of the general public, legal stakeholders, justice advocates, and journalists.
The amendment takes effect immediately; however, it will take a significant amount of work to make the change to the online court records database. As a result, the website is expected be updated by the close of business on Friday, March 9, 2018.
To get a copy of the meeting’s recording, a request must be made to Bessie Decker at Bessie.email@example.com . There is a $10 fee for each recording and you must pick it up in person.
To read Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera’s statement from Tuesday’s meeting, CLICK HERE.
To read the signed amendment pertaining to Maryland Rule 16-910, CLICK HERE.