Maryland General Assembly

Baltimore police officer is a tough job, treat it as such

Baltimore police officer is a tough job, treat it as such

The task of persuading jurors in the City of Baltimore that they can rely on the veracity of officers of the Baltimore Police Department recently has gone from difficult to nearly impossible because reform of the department is not moving fast enough. Only dramatic changes are going to fix the problems, and only dramatic changes are going to restore the trustworthiness of BPD officers in the minds of city residents.

Meanwhile, the hole the BPD is digging for itself keeps getting deeper.

The acquittal of Richard Gibbs Jr. in June on charges including felony possession of a handgun was a warning that the lack of credibility of BPD officers was approaching crisis proportions....

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