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Consent decree report criticizes police response in Harlem Park following fatal shooting of Detective Suiter

Consent decree report criticizes police response in Harlem Park following fatal shooting of Detective Suiter

The Baltimore Police Department’s response in Harlem Park following the fatal shooting of Detective Sean Suiter in 2017 raises “clear constitutional concerns,” the monitoring team overseeing the consent decree has found, citing improper stops and searches of residents.

“BPD’s response to the Suiter shooting demonstrates the considerable long-term challenge it faces to ensure that its officers abide by the Constitution and the Consent Decree in their interactions with community members,” the monitoring team wrote in a report submitted to the court Wednesday.

The monitor’s first semiannual report details the efforts made in enacting sweeping police reforms since the federal...

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