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Transgender Women's Killings Test Police Outreach

Updated: Saturday, August 30 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Four killings of transgender women in Baltimore in two years is highlighting the strained relationship between law enforcement and the LGBT community and sparking conversations about how to ease the tension.
  
Baltimore police say they are taking cues from other police forces around the country on ways to bridge the gap between the transgender community and law enforcement, including departments in Montreal, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington.
  
In the past two years, the department released its first LGBT recruitment video, and developed a cultural sensitivity training regimen for police officers. But LGBT advocates say there is still work to be done.

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Transgender Women's Killings Test Police Outreach


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