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DOJ wants to intervene in Pocomoke City race bias lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department wants to intervene in a private lawsuit brought by Pocomoke City’s former police chief and two other black officers alleging race discrimination. The Justice Department filed the motion to intervene Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. ...

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Baltimore’s police union suggests these fixes after DOJ report

The Baltimore police union released its own suggested fixes on Thursday after a scathing Department of Justice report found officers have used excessive force, made unwarranted arrests and systematically discriminated against African Americans. The police union’s recommendations include overhauling training ...

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$1M pledged to help Baltimore victims after scathing report

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday pledged at least $1 million in grants to help groups that serve victims of sexual assault and human trafficking in Baltimore after the Justice Department found the police department’s responses to sexual ...

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Legislative Black Caucus offers apology, efforts to reform Baltimore police

With introspection and self-blame, Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus pledged Friday to ensure the success of the U.S. Justice Department’s call for the Baltimore Police Department to end what has been decades of unconstitutional, discriminatory treatment of black city residents in the name of reducing crime.

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Baltimore attorneys see vindication, recognition of problems in DOJ report

The Justice Department’s blistering report on the Baltimore Police Department’s practices has brought national attention to the ways officers systematically violated the rights of citizens. But for attorneys representing those citizens in civil lawsuits against police, the conclusions were not ...

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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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