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Judge postpones consent decree hearing at DOJ request

A federal judge has postponed Tuesday’s scheduled hearing on the Baltimore consent decree at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice due to the “federal government’s change in administration.” The hearing, which U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar scheduled via ...

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Consent decree violations would have little direct impact on criminal cases

The consent decree reached between the Baltimore Police Department, the city and U.S. Department of Justice last week requires officers to go above and beyond constitutional requirements in their interactions with the public. But a violation of those provisions can ...

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Spending panel to approve Baltimore police consent decree

The City of Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement on a consent decree that would lead to reforms of the Baltimore Police Department. City officials announced Wednesday afternoon the Board of Estimates will hold a ...

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Congressional delegation seeks update on DOJ consent decree

Baltimore’s congressional delegation has sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General inquiring into the status of the Department of Justice consent decree negotiations with the city, citing growing concern from the community about the delayed agreement. A consent decree ...

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Baltimore police’s DOJ compliance chief looks to reform beyond consent decree

When the Baltimore Police Department needed someone to oversee reform efforts and act as a liaison between the many players negotiating a consent decree with the Justice Department, Ganesha Martin was uniquely qualified for the position. Martin, an attorney, worked ...

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