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DOJ Reveals Plans to Review Baltimore PD

October 21, 2014  | 

A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more concerns from residents about excessive force and other misconduct by Baltimore officers, reports the Baltimore Sun.

While some Baltimoreans called for a full-scale civil rights probe of the city police, the head of the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services said federal officials believe working with the department is the best way to improve its interactions with the community.

Ronald L. Davis, the director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, said they decided on that approach — called collaborative review —after considering the reforms instituted in the last two years by Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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kevCopAz @ 10/21/2014 6:08 PM

What a joke Fed come to the rescue. My guess is if the Mayor and most of the PD administration was not minority the Feds would have jumped on them harder and the news media would have run all over the PD there. Once again reverse race "privilege".

Concerned Citizen @ 10/21/2014 9:12 PM

Someone should "Police the DOJ!" Because the Fourth Estate lets them incite riots, and send arms to terrorists for the "Arab Spring." Not to mention F-15's. The DOJ works for Illegal Aliens more than American Citizens. Lets have Open Borders, while Ebola goes thought out the USA. I'm sure Holder's favorite Monument is Georgia Guide Stones. Where Millions die and the ones left are slaves to the Ruling Elite.

PBro @ 10/21/2014 11:18 PM

I think there is not enough police action going on. The fact that more than a hundred "12 o'clock boys" can ride stolen motorcycles with no regard to citizens or traffic laws through downtown with no reprecussions is rediculous. I am just glad that every time I go to Baltimore I can legally carry my service pistol.

Greg @ 10/23/2014 6:07 AM

Maybe if Holder's racism wasn't so first and foremost in the DOJ his group might be going after all the anti-white attacks by Baltimore's denizens...e.g. Black bus driver who had a pack of students beat a white family (including 9 y.o. girl) while the busload of other blacks cheered them on.

Baltimore is a sewer and is trying to be Detroit East...and succeeding.

Bill @ 10/23/2014 8:05 AM

Isn't this the same department that publicly turned their collectivist backs on Darren Wilson?

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