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Outcomes & Schedules

The Administrative Hearings Unit (AHU) facilitates and coordinates all agency administrative hearings including padlock hearings, suspension hearings, traffic hearings, and disciplinary hearings. Its specific duties are far-reaching, including preparing Internal Affairs cases for review by the Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC); serving investigative files on accused members; summonsing witnesses; coordinating the selection of hearing board members; securing hearing locations that are accessible to the public; and coordinating hearing logistics such as security, administration of rules of procedure, and operation of recording equipment. AHU is also responsible for ensuring that any disciplinary action taken against BPD employees - including training, suspension, loss off leave, and training - is carried out in a timely manner and properly documented with the Human Resources Section and Public Integrity Bureau.

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Administrative Hearing Rules of Conduct/Order

BPD is committed to both transparency and preserving public health in making observation opportunities available to the public. In consultation with the City Safety Czar, BPD has been authorized by the City’s multidisciplinary health and safety oversight team to reopen its facility to the public on a limited basis, subject to the following conditions:

  • All electronic devices inside the observation room shall remain off and no electronic device may be used to receive, transmit, or record sound, visual images, data, or other information.
  • Firearms are not permitted in the observation room.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the observation room.
  • Broadcasting of the hearing is not permitted.
  • Bathroom facilities will NOT be available for public use.
  • Preregistration, health screening, and temperature checks will be required for admission to the observation room.
  • Facial coverings must be properly worn at all times, covering mouth and nose. In lab tests, wearing a mask that fits tightly to the face reduced exposure to potentially infectious aerosols, like the virus that causes COVID-19, by about 95%. In order to ensure adequate social distancing, attendance for any individual hearing will be limited to four persons. You may secure your space by pre-registering by phone at 410-396-2300. BPD reserves the right to deny admission to future hearing boards to any person who pre-registers and does not appear for the hearing board.

Anyone who does not comply with these rules is subject to removal from the proceedings.