The Administrative Charging Committee (ACC) serves to improve the disciplinary process of law enforcement officers to include independent assessments of citizen-driven police misconduct related complaints. The goal of the ACC and the trial boards will be to develop uniformity, fairness, and transparency in discipline sanctions against officers found guilty of misconduct thereby increasing overall accountability and the community’s trust in the process.
Scope and Authority
The ACC shall review the findings of law enforcement agencies’ investigations of external complaints and determine if the officer(s) involved shall be or not be administratively charged in the matter. If charged, the ACC shall recommend the appropriate discipline in accordance and conjunction with the agency’s disciplinary matrix and the Md. Annotated Code Public Safety Section 3-105. If not charged, the ACC must determine if the allegations are unfounded or if the officer is exonerated. The ACC shall, within 30 day’s completion of the investigating unit’s review, issue a written opinion that details its findings, determinations, and recommendations. The ACC shall meet once per month, or as needed.
The ACC shall consist of five (5) members: the Chair (or another member) of the PAB, two (2) civilian members not members of the PAB, nominated by the County Executive and confirmed by the Council, and two (2) additional civilians who are not members of the PAB but are appointed by the PAB.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Prince George’s County Administrative Charging Committee by email at ACCommittee@co.pg.md.us or by phone at (301)883-4293.