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DOJ, city announce agreement on consent decree

DOJ, city announce agreement on consent decree

After an eleventh-hour scramble to reach an agreement before president-elect Donald J. Trump takes the White House, the City of Baltimore has finalized a consent decree with the Department of Justice to implement sweeping, historic police reforms.

Among the city's considerable obligations under the agreement: establishing a Community Oversight Task Force to monitor police conduct; prioritizing "de-escalation techniques" in lieu of excessive force; transporting detainees "in a manner that keeps them safe"; and investigating sexual assault claims "thoroughly and without gender bias." You can read the full agreement

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