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Police priorities after Baltimore riots: life, property, traffic and restoration

Police priorities after Baltimore riots: life, property, traffic and restoration

Early on the morning of April 28, as portions of Baltimore recovered from a night of rioting and looting, police commanders were sent an email outlining their assignments for the day — and the department's list of priorities. "In order of hierarchy: Life, Property, Ingress/Egress, Restoration," the email reads. It then lists Mondawmin Mall, the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues, and the Monument Street corridor as "Priority Locations to Hold." The email was sent by Michael Pool, a member of the police department, at the direction of Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere. It was obtained by The Baltimore Sun in a Public Information Act request...

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