The Independent Investigations Division (IID) investigates all alleged or potential police-involved deaths of civilians 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 16 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 releases
can be found here for 2022 and here for 2021.
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