Six teams are vying to become an independent monitor over police reforms in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the six teams were chosen as finalists from a list of more than two dozen applicants for the job. The team selected will oversee the implementation of reforms mandated under the agreement between the city and U.S. Department of Justice.
The six teams under consideration are CNA Consulting, DLA Piper, Exiger, Powers Consulting Group, Susan Burke and Venable.
The consent decree was negotiated during the closing days of the Obama administration after a federal investigation found rampant abuse by Baltimore police. It set aside nearly $1.5 million per year to pay for a monitoring team.
The city, police department and Justice Department are expected to recommend or two finalists next month.