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Councilman Scott proposes citizens committee to advise Baltimore police

Councilman Scott proposes citizens committee to advise Baltimore police

Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced legislation Monday that would create a 20-member committee of local residents to advise the city police department on a wide range of issues.

Scott said the proposed Citizens Advisory Committee for Public Safety is needed even though the consent decree entered into by Baltimore police and the Department of Justice already calls for the creation of a Civilian Oversight Task Force, which will propose how civilian oversight of the police department can be improved.

In addition, Baltimore already has a Civilian Review Board, which investigates allegations of police misconduct.

"This is not in competition with the...

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