Baltimore City Council

Baltimore City Council has the power to improve policing, will they use it?

Baltimore City Council has the power to improve policing, will they use it?

Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, frustrated by the recent collective bargaining agreement between the city and the union that represents officers of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in the rank of lieutenant and below, lashed out on twitter at the officers of the BPD. He referred to them as “really just occupying mercenaries” for their stance during negotiations.

Mr. Dorsey was upset that the labor contract failed to achieve the city’s two main objectives: allowing civilians to be members of police disciplinary hearing boards and eliminating the costly shift schedule of four 10-hour days on and three days off.

Mr. Dorsey also...

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