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Cleveland Says Officers Should Not Have to Wear Body Cameras While Moonlighting

May 9, 2017
The city of Cleveland doesn't think it's necessary to require police officers to wear body cameras while working off-duty security details, and has asked a federal judge to sign off on a new policy that says as much.

Body Camera Plan Approved for Seattle Police

May 5, 2017
The federal judge overseeing Seattle police reforms has approved the Police Department’s long-awaited body-camera proposal, resolving an issue that had put the plan on hold.

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

April 6, 2017
An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice said in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday that the department has "grave concerns" about its proposed consent decree with the city and whether it will improve public safety, and needs more time to assess it.

Chicago to Move Forward with “Police Reform” Despite Sessions’ Review

April 4, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said his administration would move forward with changes to the Chicago Police Department after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of federal agreements that have bound other cities’ departments to reforms.

Sessions Orders Review of All Police Reform Agreements

April 4, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

March 1, 2017
In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was undermining the effectiveness of the police across the country.

Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

February 28, 2017
New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

Police Unions Want Trump to Renegotiate Consent Decrees

January 31, 2017
Emboldened by Trump's election, some of the country’s biggest police groups want to renegotiate "consent decrees" agreed to under President Barack Obama, the police labor groups said in interviews.

Baltimore Consent Decree Contains Denial of Police Misconduct

January 23, 2017
On Thursday, when Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a legally binding consent decree enforcing police reforms, she praised city officials for never balking at the investigation's findings.

Baltimore PD Commits to Consent Decree, Changes in Policy

January 12, 2017
It discourages the arrests of citizens for quality of life offenses, requiring a supervisor to sign off on any request to take someone into custody for a minor infraction, and also mandates basic training for making stops and searches.

Baltimore, Justice Department Reach Consent Decree Agreement

January 11, 2017
Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement on city policing reforms as part of a formal consent decree, which is now slated to be approved by the city's spending panel on Thursday.

Baltimore PD to Double In-Service Training Requirement for Officers

January 11, 2017
The Baltimore Police Department is requiring all of its officers to go through 80 hours of in-service training this year, twice as many hours as last year, Commissioner Kevin Davis said on Tuesday.

AG Lynch Pushing for Baltimore PD Consent Decree Before Trump Takes Office

December 15, 2016
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that she is hopeful Department of Justice and Baltimore officials will agree to a consent decree governing police reform within the next month — and before President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office — but that reaching a deal depends on continued cooperation and good faith negotiations on the part of the city.

Federal Lawmakers Call for Update on Baltimore Consent Decree Talks

November 22, 2016
Six members of Maryland's congressional delegation on Tuesday asked the U.S. Justice Department for an update on the status of its negotiations with Baltimore to address unconstitutional policing, citing "growing concern from the community" about the possibility of further delay.

Video: Baltimore Police Consult New Orleans PD After Justice Department Report

August 24, 2016
Harrison says the NOPD is well on its way to complying with the federal consent decree, and Baltimore Police hope they can do the same. They'll tour the training facility and look at what the NOPD calls better supervision practices and reforms.

Baltimore Police Consult New Orleans PD After Justice Department Report

August 24, 2016
Harrison says the NOPD is well on its way to complying with the federal consent decree, and Baltimore Police hope they can do the same. They'll tour the training facility and look at what the NOPD calls better supervision practices and reforms. More Here.

Federal Judge Declares “Black Lives Matter” During Open Court Hearing Over Seattle Police Reform

August 17, 2016
“To hide behind a collective-bargaining agreement is not going to work,” Robart said during a dramatic court hearing he opened by laying out a path for police-accountability reform and closed with an emotional declaration that “black lives matter.”

DOJ Mandated Police Reforms Expected to Strain Baltimore Budget

August 11, 2016
Implementing changes is costly. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said other big police departments have spent between $5 million and $10 million a year to impose fixes, and she anticipates a similar bill for Baltimore.

City of Cleveland Vows to Fix Problems in Investigating Police-Misconduct Claims

June 14, 2016
The city of Cleveland said in a court filing that it's working toward fixing the "dire" branch of the Cleveland police department that investigates officer misconduct complaints from citizens.

Video: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

May 10, 2016
Now months into a multi-year federal monitoring period, APD is close to completing its requirement to give new “use of force” training to its entire staff of sworn police officers.
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