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New Baltimore police commissioner describes integrity tests for officers

New Baltimore police commissioner describes integrity tests for officers

Police commanders might plant cash on a park bench to tempt officers. Or they might call a district police station to test officers over the phone.

Both are examples of the random integrity tests Baltimore’s new police commissioner says he is launching.

“These integrity tests are going to check people,” De Sousa said Wednesday. “The good officers have nothing to worry about.”

He described the integrity tests during filming of the WJZ special “Baltimore Standing Together,” sponsored by WJZ, The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore. The hourlong panel highlighted work by community leaders, police and the mayor’s office to confront Baltimore’s persistent street...

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