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Open Society Foundations

Kevin Davis, former Baltimore police commissioner, writing book on police consent decrees

Kevin Davis, former Baltimore police commissioner, writing book on police consent decrees

Kevin Davis, the former Baltimore Police commissioner who helped negotiate and begin implementing policing reforms under the city’s consent decree with the Justice Department, has won a fellowship from the Open Society Foundations to write a book analyzing such agreements across the country.

Davis, who was fired by Mayor Catherine Pugh amid stubbornly-high crime in the city in January 2018, served as Baltimore’s top cop during the earliest stages of its work with the Justice Department — first as it came under a federal civil rights investigation, then as it negotiated its agreement, and finally as it began implementing reforms. Before that, he was a high-ranking commander in the...

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