Bill Ferguson

'Everything on the table' as commission begins examining corrupt Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force

'Everything on the table' as commission begins examining corrupt Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force

Members of a state commission created to look into the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force scandal convened their first meeting in Annapolis on Tuesday, with a state senator offering a sobering assessment of the state of the city to emphasize the importance of their work.

State Sen. Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, said the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing “truly may be one of the last hopes our city has to restore trust in the fundamental nature of democracy in government.”

“When that’s broken, all of it is broken, and I fear that’s where we may be,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson said the panel should find out “who knew, what did they know, when did they know it,...

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