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Police Resolve Barricade with Recently Unveiled Crisis Response Team

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore police put a critical new pilot program to the test this afternoon, with successful results.

Help Decide Who Will Monitor Police Reform in Baltimore at Two Community Hearings Next Week


City residents will have two chances to chime in next week about who will make the best overseer of court-ordered police reform in Baltimore for the next few years.

President Trump was Displeased to Learn His Deputy Attorney General Worked in Baltimore


It was a big deal in Maryland when Rod Rosenstein was tapped to be second-in-command of the U.S. Justice Department under Donald Trump. But in a new interview with The New York Times, the president said he was miffed to learn of Rosenstein’s professional origins.

Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department Requests Three More Months to Review Baltimore Police Consent Decree

Former Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

After months of negotiations, public input and fine-tuning by lawyers and a federal judge, the fate of a consent decree for the Baltimore Police Department now hangs in the balance due to a review called for by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump Taps Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein as His Deputy Attorney General

Courtesy Maryland State Bar Association

Maryland’s top federal prosecutor could soon be second-in-command in President Donald Trump’s Justice Department.

O’Malley Sounds a Little Defensive About That DOJ Report


Martin O'Malley, Michael Busch

So that Department of Justice report about the Baltimore Police Department is pretty (and deservedly) harsh. If you were a high-ranking politician who was able to influence BPD policy, this might cause you to do a little reflection. Or, if you’re Martin O’Malley, it might make you want to remind everyone that it’s not your fault.

Justice Department Slams Baltimore Police Department on Civil Rights



The Justice Department officially releases its report on the Baltimore Police Department today, but some media outlets received an advance copy yesterday. The ultimate conclusions are quite damning: there is, the Justice Department concludes, “reasonable cause to believe that the BPD engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the Constitution or federal law.”