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Sexual Assault

Balto. Co. leads on police reforms

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz took commendable steps this week toward improving police accountability and reducing the chance of unnecessary use of force by officers. Coming on the heels of two fatal encounters between police and residents, Korryn Gaines of Randallstown and Tawon Boyd of Middle River, and a report questioning the department's handling of sexual assault cases, the efforts represent a recognition that Baltimore County is not immune to the distrust between officers and the community that has led to unrest in Baltimore City and elsewhere. The question isn't so much why Baltimore County is doing this but why all of Maryland's other counties aren't.

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