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Federal review of Philadelphia police could hold lesson for Baltimore
Federal review of Philadelphia police could hold lesson for Baltimore

As community anger raged last year from officer-involved shootings, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey read that a new U.S. Department of Justice program could help reduce shootings and other excessive-force complaints. After scrutinizing the initial findings of a federal review of the Las Vegas Police Department, he sought help for the nation's fourth-largest police force. His agency was under fire because 65 residents had been killed by police from 2009 to 2013. Now, 11 months after the Justice Department intervened to help curb abuses in Philadelphia, Ramsey has a list of recommendations that federal officials and outside consultants developed following interviews with...

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