The ACC is a body that was formed as part of the Police Accountability Act of 2021.  This Committee reviews investigatory files and determines whether an officer should be administratively charged once a complaint is filed against that officer.

An Administrative Charging Committee must:

  • Review the findings of a law enforcement agency’s investigation;
  • Decide as to whether or not to administratively charge the police officer who is the subject of the investigation;
  • If the police officer is charged, recommend discipline in accordance with the disciplinary matrix, as specified;
  • Review any body camera footage that may be relevant to the matters covered in the complaint of misconduct;
  • Authorize a police officer to appear before an administrative charging committee to be accompanied by a representative;
  • Issue a written opinion that describes in detail its findings, determinations, and recommendations; and
  • Forward the written opinion to the chief of the law enforcement agency, the police officer, and the complainant. The bill authorizes an administrative charging committee to request specified information and make specified determinations.

Questions about the complaint process or board operations can be sent to Keyonna Kinsler, Police Accountability Board Liaison by email at  PABinfo@howardcountymd.gov.

Board Members

  • Paul Rivers
  • Octavia Kidd
  • Shawn Lamb
  • Samantha Phillips-Chester
  • Christopher Gallant

Meeting Agendas & Minutes




July 24, 2024

June 20, 2024 (Postponed until 6:30PM)

May 22, 2024

April 17, 2024

March 27, 2024

March 12, 2024

February 28, 2024

February 12, 2024

February 6, 2024

January 24, 2024




December 20, 2023

November 29, 2023

October 25, 2023

September 27, 2023

August 30, 2023

August 16, 2023 (CANCELLED)

July 26, 2023

June 28, 2023

June 20, 2023

  • Agenda
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  • Video

June 14, 2023

May 24, 2023

April 26, 2023

March 22, 2023

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