In response to the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department developed the “History of Baltimore Speaker Series,” which held its first session on Tuesday.
The inaugural lecture, entitled “How did we get here?” explained Baltimore’s different neighborhoods as the products of immigration trends, religious affiliations, and racist segregation laws, according to the Baltimore Sun‘s Kevin Rector.
And it wasn’t just trainees in attendance. Current officers and commanders were there as well. Rector reported that lecturer Elizabeth Nix was pleased how seriously Commissioner Kevin Davis took the presentation.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of a move toward a better police-community relationship.