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Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias
Baltimore police training designed to eliminate racial bias

As the Baltimore Police Department seeks to eliminate a wide gulf of community distrust, officers are undergoing training to address racial biases that could taint the way they deal with residents. Since April, more than 200 officers have been trained in "fair and Impartial policing," in the hope that it will improve relations with residents. Those efforts will expand in January as Lorie Fridell, an associate criminology professor at the University of South Florida, returns to put police leaders — and some community members — through the training. "Our focus is on the officers who want to do the right thing," Fridell said in a phone interview. "It...

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