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Monitoring team sets Baltimore consent decree benchmarks for first year

The monitoring team overseeing the reform of the Baltimore Police Department will focus on reviewing and revising policies and procedures in its first year, according to a draft plan released Monday. The policies scheduled for review include use of force; ...

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Monitoring plan for consent decree coming as Baltimore grapples with soaring violence

Experts say three straight years with more than 300 homicides and frustration over a perceived lack of accountability for officers threaten to stymie efforts without a sustained push from the community.

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Baltimore native Davis eager to guide hometown through consent decree as new city solicitor

As Baltimore native Andre M. Davis watched the city negotiate a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice in the waning days of the Obama administration, he was thinking about a job opportunity he had recently turned down: running ...

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Why the future of police trial boards in Baltimore is not in a judge’s hands

Several police reforms proposed in the U.S. Department of Justice consent decree with Baltimore city, including civilian participation in disciplinary proceedings, will depend not on a judge’s ruling but rather the outcome of contract negotiations between the police union and ...

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