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

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 10:01am

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.

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Hogan Happy with General Assembly Session; A Look at Police Recruitment, Reform with Consent Decree Now in Place; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7:24am

Parole hearing scheduled next month for former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook – Baltimore Brew

BPD arrest juvenile, promise to increase patrols with school police near Digital Harbor HS – Fox45

Who Wants to be a Cop Now? – Baltimore Magazine

Governor considers Session 2017 best ever – WBAL-TV

Future Islands: The Unlikely Rise of Baltimore’s Heartache Kings – Rolling Stone

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

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 07, 2017 12:45pm

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.

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

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 07, 2017 9:36am

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.

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

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 9:42am

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.

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Federal Judge Requests Public Input on Police Consent Decree

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:46pm

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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.

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

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 9:41am

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.

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

1 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 2:55pm

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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.

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