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Black caucus, NAACP vow legislative agenda based on Justice Department report

Black caucus, NAACP vow legislative agenda based on Justice Department report

The Legislative Black Caucus and Baltimore NAACP promised Friday to take an aggressive legislative agenda to Annapolis next year in response to the Justice Department's blistering report on the Baltimore Police Department.

That agenda will include proposing beefed-up protections for police whistleblowers, increased civilian oversight of police discipline, and sanctions against officers who conduct the type of unconstitutional searches and arrests described in the federal report.

"Let us never forget that there are too many cases of police brutality," said Del. Cheryl Glenn, the Baltimore Democrat who heads the black caucus.

At a news conference outside...

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