Anton Black bill scheduled for hearing

House Bill 1011, named for Anton Black, is scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday, February 26 in Annapolis.

ANNPOLIS, Md. A Maryland measure, named for a black teenager who died after a struggle with police in Caroline County, is getting a hearing.

House Bill 1011, named for Anton Black, is scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday, February 26 in Annapolis.

The measure would require the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to share documentation relating to investigations and prior complaints lodged against officers involved in an investigation. This would allow people filing complaints against an officer access to any of the officers previous complaints.

An autopsy report from the chief medical examiner’s office about the 19-year-old’s death says a struggle with police likely contributed to his death.

Black died Sept. 15 after an 11-minute struggle with three Greensboro police officers and a civilian outside his family’s home.

One of the arresting officers , Thomas Webster, was previously found not guilty of second degree assault,  although dashcam footage shows Webster kicking Lateef Dickerson in the jaw while being taken into custody back in 2013. Webster voluntarily resigned from his role with the Dover Police Department  in February 2016 before accepting his position with the Greensboro Police Department.

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