Administrative Hearing Board

Administrative Hearing Boards are conducted by the Annapolis Police Department at the request of a police officer who disputes the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation. Police officers may receive some form of corrective action (letter of reprimand, loss of leave, etc) if an Internal Affairs investigation results in a sustained finding.

Internal investigations into allegations of police officer misconduct that could lead to disciplinary action, demotion, or dismissal must be conducted in accordance with state law and the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR), Sections 3-101 through 3-112 of the Public Safety, Annotated Code of Maryland. The LEOBR only applies to sworn agency personnel. Internal discipline is separate from punishment that the police officer may face as a result of criminal charges.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, Section 3-107(e)(1)(ii), "the hearing shall be open to the public, unless the Chief finds a hearing must be closed for good cause, including to protect a confidential informant, an undercover officer, or a child witness."

When Administrative Hearing Boards are conducted by the Annapolis Police Department the Internal Affairs number, date, time and location will be posted on this page a week ahead of the scheduled hearing board.

If you plan to attend a hearing board, please return to the page after 5 p.m. the day before the scheduled hearing board to confirm it is still scheduled. A hearing board will be canceled if the matter is resolved before the scheduled hearing.

Individuals attending an Administrative Hearing Board must act in a respectful manner. Audio and video recordings are not permitted during an Administrative Hearing Board.

Administrative Hearing Board Schedule

Internal Affairs Number Date Time Location
17-11-6 05/16/18 9 a.m. Annapolis, Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401