In November 2022, the IID released its 1st Annual
Report. It includes statistics and summaries from the first year of cases,
legal updates, and a look at the Division’s investigative process.
The Independent Investigations Division (IID) investigates all police-involved incidents that result in the death of a civilian or injuries that are likely to result in the death of a civilian occurring in the State of Maryland. After its investigation, the IID sends a report containing detailed findings and analysis to the State's Attorney of the county with jurisdiction over the incident.
The IID does not decide whether to prosecute an involved officer and does not bring criminal charges. Rather, under state law, the local State's Attorney retains sole prosecutorial authority.
The IID was created by the Maryland General Assembly in the spring of 2021 as part of a large package of police accountability and reform bills. The IID has jurisdiction over incidents that have occurred since October 1, 2021.
Since October 1, 2021, the IID has responded to 30 incidents of police-involved deaths of civilians throughout the State. The map below shows where those incidents have occurred. Click the markers for more information on each incident. An in-depth dashboard of all IID investigations and corresponding press
release, organized by calendar year, can be found under “Investigations” on the left.
General inquiries: 410-576-7070, IID@oag.state.md.us
Victim/witness inquiries: Tiffany Bright, Coordinator, 410-576-6377,
Media inquiries: Thomas Lester, Public Information Officer, 410-576-7078,
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-6300 / En español 410-230-1712 / 1-888-743-0023 toll-free / TTY: Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258