Problems with the Maryland Child Interrogation Protection Act

Written By: Reid
Sep 17, 2023

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (TND) — Changing Maryland’s embattled Child Interrogation Protection Act seems to be uniting policymakers that otherwise would be strange bedfellows.

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and Carroll County Delegate Christopher Tomlinson are far opposites in both political ideology and the demographic they represent.

Del. Tomlinson, a freshman state legislator, represents some of the most rural parts of the state. As a previous state Republican Party leader, Del. Tomlinson was an avid conservative who wanted to take ‘main street’ values to Annapolis.

Mayor Brandon Scott has been a fixture in Baltimore City elected office for over a decade. Having served as a leader in the city’s Young Democrats, he first came to office as a City Council member focused on social justice reform and furthering progressive ideas in Maryland’s largest city.

Both agree there is a problem with the state’s controversial Child Interrogation Protection Act.

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