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Body Camera Plan Approved for Seattle Police

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.

May 5, 2017

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

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.

April 6, 2017

Sessions Orders Review of All Police Reform Agreements

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.

April 4, 2017

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

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.

March 1, 2017

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

Baltimore PD Commits to Consent Decree, Changes in Policy

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.

January 12, 2017

Baltimore, Justice Department Reach Consent Decree Agreement
Baltimore PD to Double In-Service Training Requirement for Officers

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

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.

December 15, 2016

Federal Lawmakers Call for Update on Baltimore Consent Decree Talks

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.

November 22, 2016

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