ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Lt. Col. Roland Butler as the new superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
The 15-2 vote on Wednesday sends his nomination to the full Senate this week for a confirmation vote. Butler would be the first Black superintendent of the state police, which is under a federal discrimination probe. He told the Senate Executive Nominations Committee he is committed to moving the agency into a new era.
Lawmakers are including language in the state budget to ensure accountability and oversight of efforts toward reform by requiring two reports on progress.
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