Police Commissioner Kevin Davis responded this week to the U.S. Justice Department’s requests to modify local immigration-detention policies with a basic fact: the State of Maryland runs the city’s jail, not the city government.
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Justice Department Skips Baltimore for Crime-Fighting Partnership Tailored Toward Violence-Plagued Cities
Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s first coordinated federal-state-local partnership to fight crime in America’s most violence-riddled cities. To the surprise of many, Charm City was left off the list.
Under pressure from Democratic lawmakers, former Maryland federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein last night appointed a special attorney to probe Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Needless to say, his boss is not happy, which isn’t good if you’re Rod Rosenstein.
Report Indicates Fewer Excessive Force Complaints Against BPD, But Also Drop in Proportion of Officers Living in City
The Baltimore Police Department’s newest year-end community policing report shows police had fewer excessive force complaints against officers than than in 2015, but also had reductions in the proportions of officers assigned to neighborhood patrols and living in the city.
Baltimore reacted to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin with passionate calls for justice and for peace. Several local faith and community leaders stood with Baltimore Police Comissioner Anthony Batts urging a peaceful reaction to the controversial verdict, even as they made no bones about their own outrage. Empowerment Temple’s Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant even credited the outcome with “the devaluing of black life.”