CJI prepared the report for the Baltimore Police Department Monitoring Team, the body overseeing the department’s efforts to comply with the terms of the consent decree the city entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2017. The decree stems from the DOJ’s finding that Baltimore police displayed a pattern of conduct that violated civilians’ Constitutional rights, and it outlines corrective steps the department must now take.
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CJI releases new report on Baltimore PD officers’ perspectives as city implements federal consent decree
Baltimore police officers feel overburdened and under-supported in part due to scrutiny following a federal consent decree, though many still consider it an honor to serve the city and its residents, a new report by the Crime and Justice Institute found.Read Article