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Some City Council members want police to stop special patrols around Hopkins facilities in East Baltimore

Some City Council members want police to stop special patrols around Hopkins facilities in East Baltimore

Some Baltimore City Council members are asking the Police Department to stop deploying officers to patrol the areas around the Johns Hopkins institutions in East Baltimore.

Four council members sent a letter to interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle saying they were “alarmed” to learn city officers are being diverted toward the Hopkins campus and hospital and away from some of the city’s most violent areas.

“In a City that continues to struggle with an understaffed Police Department, combined with consistent spikes in violent crime, the discovery that officers, who are provided taxpayer-funded salaries, have been diverted away from their jobs to work shifts for a private...

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