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Article - Criminal Procedure


    (a)    In this section, “law enforcement unit” means:

        (1)    the Department of State Police;

        (2)    the Police Department of Baltimore City;

        (3)    the police department, bureau, or force of a county;

        (4)    the police department, bureau, or force of a municipal corporation;

        (5)    the office of the sheriff of a county;

        (6)    the office of the State’s Attorney for a county;

        (7)    the Office of the Attorney General; or

        (8)    the Office of the State Prosecutor.

    (b)    When a report of a violent crime is filed with a law enforcement unit, the law enforcement unit shall give to a victim of that violent crime written information that the Board supplies about compensation for victims.

    (c)    A failure to comply with this section is not grounds for any civil or criminal action against a law enforcement unit.

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