Tag: police reform

Civil Rights Office to Hold Town Hall Tonight in Neighborhood Locked Down After Detective’s Murder

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Members of Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board will meet with Harlem Park residents tonight to discuss the police accountability process and answers questions about their recent situation in which police cordoned off their neighborhood for days.

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.

Federal Judge Signs Off on Court-Ordered Reforms for Baltimore Police Department


It’s official: The Baltimore Police Department is now bound by court order to overhaul a broad range of its investigative practices and departmental policies.

Judge James Bredar of the U.S. District Court of Maryland today approved the 227-page agreement negotiated between city and federal attorneys this past fall and winter. In an official order, Bredar declined the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for additional time to review it, as requested on Thursday during a public hearing.

DOJ Again Asks for More Time to Review Baltimore Police Reforms, While NAACP Moves to Halt Further Delays


Baltimoreans convened yesterday at a federal courthouse downtown to make their voices heard about a pending consent decree to reform the Baltimore Police Department. Amid their testimony, attorneys from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund moved in opposite directions to influence the fate of the binding agreement.

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.

Federal Judge Requests Public Input on Police Consent Decree

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A federal judge wants members of the public to chime in before he signs off on the the much-deliberated consent decree containing required reform measure for the Baltimore Police Department.

Nonprofit, Mayor Pugh Pledge to Help Pay for Police Reforms, More Patrol Officers


Baltimore police are under the microscope to implement wide-reaching reforms required under their new consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department, but they’ll need a hefty infusion of cash to make those changes happen.

AG Loretta Lynch Hopes Consent Decree with Police Reforms Will be Ready by January

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There’s still a chance that a consent decree containing required reforms for the Baltimore Police Department could be ready by January — before Donald Trump’s administration takes over — according to outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch.