2,500 Ask For Review

In brief

August 11, 1991

Approximately 2,500 county residents have signed a petition calling for the County Council to establish a civilian review board that would investigate alleged police misconduct.

The petition, presented Wednesday to County Council Chairman C. Vernon Gray, asks the county'sCitizen's Advisory Council on Public Safety to consider the review board.

Complaints against county police are investigated by an internal review board comprised of county officers.

The advisory council onpublic safety is studying the police department's policies but has not yet made a decision on whether it will recommend the creation of acivilian review board.

The petition was prepared by Sandra Keyser, the mother of 19-year-old Carl Jonathan Bowie, who was found hangedto death in May 1989 on an Oakland Mills High School athletic field.His death was ruled a suicide.

Prior to his death, Carl Bowie hadalleged police brutality against two county officers.

Both men are now facing departmental charges in front of a police review board.


After suffering through midday traffic jams on U.S. Route 40 in Ellicott City in June, motorists are facing another round of highway construction starting next week and expected to continue through the spring.

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