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The Baltimore Police Department has agreed to pay $4.5 million and hire a consultant to monitor its internal disciplinary process for the next three years to settle a lawsuit that
alleged institutional race discrimination, the Baltimore Sun reports.
A Philadelphia police detective is being charged with obstruction of justice for using an FBI-issued cell phone to make the call that he knew would warn a drug kingpin that a law enforcement raid was about to go down, and then lying about it to investigators.
Four Mesa police officers and a lieutenant are the subject of separate
internal investigations, one of which involves an officer who is
accused of flushing a 4-inch stillborn fetus down a motel-room toilet
and one of which involves improper use of force against a handcuffed
prisoner, the Arizona Republic reports.
A five-year effort by the police department and city to remove Dallas from the
top slot on an annual list of large U.S. cities with the highest crime rate is paying
off, as San Antonio took the top slot this year, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Internal prosecutor who handled the cases was dismissed, after the police union informed The Baltimore Sun that she backdated charging documents. The move prompted the department to drop prosecution.