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  • Baltimore mayor following DOJ report release: 'We have to heal our city'

    Baltimore mayor following DOJ report release: 'We have to heal our city'

    Baltimore police routinely violated the constitutional rights of residents by conducting unlawful stops and using excessive force, according to the findings of a long-anticipated Justice Department probe released Wednesday. The practices overwhelmingly affected the city's black residents in low-income...

  • Z on TV: City leaders can't blame the media for image-crushing DOJ report

    Z on TV: City leaders can't blame the media for image-crushing DOJ report

    For years, Baltimore civic leaders have been blaming the media for the city’s troubled image. One of the favorite refrains when police practices were questioned was to use the metaphor of a few “bad apples” to suggest the media were emphasizing the negative exceptions to the positive norm, giving...

  • Sexual assault investigations in Baltimore remain deeply flawed, DOJ says

    Sexual assault investigations in Baltimore remain deeply flawed, DOJ says

    Six years after Baltimore established a review team to oversee reforms to sexual assault investigations, the Department of Justice reported evidence of continuing bias and failure to look into cases properly. Justice Department investigators wrote that the Baltimore police "persistently neglect"...

  • Justice Department report cites lapses in school police accountability

    Justice Department report cites lapses in school police accountability

    Department of Justice investigators said the Baltimore Police Department relied on school police officers to supplement patrols throughout the city — a practice they said muddied lines of accountability within the two departments. The police department "essentially used the Baltimore School Police...

  • DOJ finds unnecessary and retaliatory use of Tasers by Baltimore police

    DOJ finds unnecessary and retaliatory use of Tasers by Baltimore police

    Baltimore police use of Tasers is often "unnecessary and unreasonable," including against juveniles and people with mental health problems, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The 163-page report — the result of a months-long civil rights investigation — recounts...

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