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Commission: Lack of supervision, training led to police shooting
Commission: Lack of supervision, training led to police shooting

An independent commission reviewing January's fatal police shooting outside the Select Lounge found that supervisors failed to take control of a chaotic scene, with Officer William H. Torbit Jr. making a series of missteps that exacerbated the situation and contributed to his own death. Those conclusions were among 33 sweeping recommendations made by the panel, appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to examine the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left two dead and four wounded — the Baltimore Police Department's first incident of on-duty, fatal friendly fire in 80 years. Highlighting gaps in training and problems with police investigations of controversial...

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