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Former prosecutors say homicide review had faults, but 'a lot of potential'

Former prosecutors say homicide review had faults, but 'a lot of potential'

After traveling to Milwaukee in September to learn about a crime-fighting program in which prosecutors, police and academics analyze homicide trends and come up with solutions, Baltimore prosecutor Oana Brooks came away encouraged. Brooks, who headed the juvenile courts division in the office of then-State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, believed a similar program could improve outcomes for at-risk youth in Baltimore. "Our juveniles commit felony crimes at a higher rate than those in other cities," she said. "It's not a popular idea, so people don't like to really think about that and talk about it. However, it is 100 [percent] true." "I was always...

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