There's no doubt the problem of police misconduct revealed in The Sun's report has contributed to the poor relations between the city residents and the officers who are sworn to serve and protect them. And as the recent protests over police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., demonstrated, it's not a problem unique to Baltimore. Uncovering bad actors before they cost the city more money on lawsuits and the police more trust among community residents should be a top priority of Mr. Batts, and it's another reason Ms. Rawlings-Blake should welcome his plan to equip officers with body cameras that record their interactions with the public. Given the $5.7 million in settlements, plus the $5.8 million in legal fees the city spent defending accused cops, the investment could easily pay for itself. The department will never win the trust of residents as long as it appears to tolerate wrongdoing among its own ranks.