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Baltimore narrows list of applicants to oversee police consent decree

Baltimore narrows list of applicants to oversee police consent decree

City officials have identified six teams that will be considered for the job of overseeing police reforms in Baltimore.

The six, selected from a list of more than two dozen applicants, are vying to become the independent monitor responsible for managing the day-to-day process of implementing reforms mandated under a consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The finalists announced Friday afternoon are CNA Consulting, DLA Piper, Exiger, Powers Consulting Group, Susan Burke and Venable. They were chosen from 26 teams that submitted lengthy proposals to the city last month.

The consent decree, approved by a federal judge in April, requires...

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