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Baltimore Police leader named to police reform work group

The police commissioner in Maryland’s largest city has been appointed to a police reform work group created by an organization of U.S. mayors. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison will be one of three law enforcement leaders on the U.S. Conference ...

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Baltimore considering 6 teams for police reforms monitor

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 ...

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Trump campaign vows could collide with Md.’s justice reform efforts

ANNAPOLIS — If Donald Trump’s campaign was any precursor to his administration, the president-elect could threaten criminal justice reform underway in Maryland, some civil rights advocates say. Following a U.S. Department of Justice report that revealed potentially unconstitutional practices in ...

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New law school courses, clinics delve into criminal justice issues

As conversations about police conduct, racial disparities and flaws in the criminal justice system have been taking place in Baltimore and around the country, colleges and universities have launched courses aimed at examining the root causes of these societal issues ...

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Urban League panel calls for criminal justice reform

Condemning mandatory minimum sentences and mass incarceration, a group of attorneys, civil rights advocates and business leaders urged attendees at the National Urban League’s annual conference to work toward long-term solutions to eliminate these and other criminal justice issues plaguing ...

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Report: Justice Dept. poorly tracks its diversion programs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is underutilizing programs meant to keep low-level criminal offenders out of prison and is doing a poor job of tracking their success, a watchdog report found Thursday. The audit from the department’s inspector general examines ...

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