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Baltimore mayor seeks federal investigation of police department
Baltimore mayor seeks federal investigation of police department

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a full-scale civil rights investigation into the "pattern and practices" of the city police department — a probe that would examine excessive force, discriminatory harassment, false arrests, and unlawful stops, searches or arrests. "We all know that Baltimore continues to have a fractured relationship between the police and the community," Rawlings-Blake said. "I'm willing to do what it takes to reform my department." Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson said the agency has received the mayor's request. Attorney General Loretta...

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