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FULL TEXT: DOJ Consent Decree for Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- On Thursday, January 12, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced an agreement on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Consent Decree concerning city police reform.

The issues addressed in the consent decree (full text below) include:

  • Community policing and engagement;
  • Stops, searches, arrests and voluntary police-community interactions;
  • Impartial policing;
  • Responding to and interacting with people with behavioral health disabilities or in crisis;
  • Use of force; interactions with youth;
  • Transportation of persons in custody;
  • First Amendment protected activities;
  • Handling of reports of sexual assault;
  • Technology;
  • Supervision;
  • Misconduct investigations and discipline;
  • Coordination with Baltimore City School police force;
  • Recruitment, hiring and retention;
  • Staffing, performance evaluations and promotions;
  • Officer assistance and support;
  • Agreement implementation and enforcement


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