Brandon Scott

Another report reveals problems in Baltimore Police. Can they be fixed this time?

Another report reveals problems in Baltimore Police. Can they be fixed this time?

The outside experts called in to determine how Baltimore police detective Sean Suiter died reached a dispiriting conclusion: So many times in recent years the department’s failings have been pointed out publicly, they wrote, yet each time they go largely unaddressed.

“Perhaps the most important lesson learned is that the Suiter investigation serves as a case study in how BPD has failed to learn its lessons from prior tragedies,” the retired police officers and analysts of the Independent Review Board wrote.

They pointed to five similar studies since 2011 and the department’s struggles to handle major incidents.

And yet the department has continued to be rocked by...

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