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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 08:25 PM

Black Troopers Allege Discrimination in Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police (MSP) has come under fire as accusations of racism and discrimination being made by some of its Black officers proliferate.

The leader of the MSP department will go before state lawmakers Thursday to address the allegations. Data obtained by News4 points to some disparities in treatment of the department's Black and white officers, but the department tells News4 that it flat out denies the allegations.

Former and current African American Maryland State Police troopers are speaking out, sharing similar stories about the the culture of their department.

"We always have to watch our backs what we say, what we do," said one officer who wished to remain anonymous. "And it's never an even playing field."

Read more: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/black-troopers-allege-discrimination-in-maryland-department-of-state-police/2570976/

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