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The First Year of Change Under the Consent Decree

Jan 10, 2018

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After the Justice Department concluded the Baltimore Police Department had routinely violated citizens’ rights, Justice and the city last year agreed on a set of reforms, to be enforced by federal Judge James Bredar. He named a team to monitor police progress toward reforms, and that monitoring team has unveiled its plan for what the BPD needs to do, when. The principal deputy monitor, former Washington police chief Charles Ramsey, describes the process ahead.

Earlier this week the monitoring team put out a draft plan for public comment. The comment period will last until January 29th. A final proposed Monitoring Plan will be submitted to the court for review and approval on February 5th. Check out the links below:

BPD Monitoring Team site

First-year Monitoring Plan

Survey on the plan