After the friendly-fire death of an officer and the suspension of dozens of officers during a corruption probe, Baltimore’s police department has hired outsiders to lead the department’s internal investigations and training efforts.
Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld on Friday introduced new Internal Investigations Division Director Grayling Williams, who spent most of his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and training director John King, who spent decades with Montgomery County police.
Bealefeld also introduced Maj. Margaret Barillaro, who will lead the department’s effort to attain accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The process will require rewriting department policies.
Bealefeld says this is part of an effort to make the department more professional and make sure officers are serving the community.