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Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department
Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department

As the nation watched the Baltimore unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death in police custody, police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters that he had worked for years to address brutality and other misconduct on the force. "I have been a reform commissioner. I have taken over an organization that has many challenges and faced it head-on," Batts, who became commissioner in 2012, said during a nationally televised news conference on April 24. "Whether it's from terminating 50 employees over the last two years for misconduct within this organization; whether it's from dropping officer-involved shootings 50 to 40 percent over the previous years. …...

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