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Residents air complaints about police at Justice Department forum
Residents air complaints about police at Justice Department forum

Frustration spilled onto a gym floor Thursday night as hundreds of Baltimore residents gathered to air grievances over years of harassment, beatings and other mistreatment they say they have endured from city police. They turned out for a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate, at the city's request, complaints about Baltimore's Police Department. When a former San Jose, Calif., police chief hired to lead the meeting told the crowd he wanted to know whether they "trust" the city's police, a woman shouted "No." From that point on, dozens of residents — most of them black — inundated federal officials with their...

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