Video: Lawmakers take aim at police trial board loophole

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The Baltimore City delegation in Annapolis is considering legislation to require police trial boards to have a civilian member. The issue used to be considered a nonstarter because the union contract prohibits it and state law can't supersede collective bargaining agreements. The loophole boils down to a race to get a state law enacted before a new contract is agreed to. The issue is police officers who behave badly and a public perception that officers rarely face tough consequences. Many believe the solution is putting a civilian member of the community on police trial or discipline boards, a move supported by Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.