Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore City Power Rankings: DOJ, BPD, Pugh, R. House, FOP, more

Baltimore City Power Rankings: DOJ, BPD, Pugh, R. House, FOP, more

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Okay, so the Justice Department and the city blew the Nov. 1 deadline for the consent decree, but to their credit they still managed—by the skin of their teeth—to crank out this agreement before Donald Trump ascends his throne. (Oh, wait, sorry, is "throne" the wrong term for a democracy? Trump's proclamations have us all confused.) The consent decree mandates sweeping reforms in the way Baltimore's police operate, including reworking the process for investigating sexual assault claims thoroughly and without bias; revamping policy and training to emphasize "de-escalation techniques"; ensuring that all...

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