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Widespread Support For DOJ Investigation Of Baltimore PoliceThe new U.S. attorney general launches a pattern or practice investigation into the methods of the Baltimore Police Department. The decision comes weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Baltimore Mayor Wins Praise For Seeking Federal Police ProbeBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices.
Mayor Requests DOJ Investigation, Says Police Will Have Body Cameras By EOYBaltimore's mayor asks the federal Department of Justice to launch an investigation looking for any unlawful patterns or practices within the Baltimore City police department. It comes just as the governor lifts the state emergency in place since riots began last Monday.
DOJ To Conduct 18-Month Review Of Baltimore Police Dept.Justice Department officials met with community members last night as part of a comprehensive analysis of city police and they got an earful.
Baltimore Police Partner With Justice Department To Stop BrutalityThe U.S. Department of Justice has laid out its plan for an exhaustive investigation of the city police department that's now underway in Baltimore.
Department Of Justice May Look Into Baltimore Police BrutalityIn light of the number of police brutality cases, the Baltimore City police department could be under the microscope of the Department of Justice after a letter asks for a full review by the attorney general.
Brutality Cases Call For Federal Probe Into Baltimore Police DepartmentIn wake of excessive force cases across Baltimore City, local officials are calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a full review of the police department.
Study Finds Baltimore Jail Ranks Among Worst In Staff Sexual MisconductAnother bad report for Maryland's prison system. A Department of Justice study finds Baltimore City Detention Center has the second highest rate of staff sexual misconduct in jails across the country.
Advocacy Groups Want Investigation Into Death Of Man With Down SyndromeIt's a case that made national headlines. A Frederick County man with Down syndrome died in police custody and no charges were filed against the deputies. Now the Department of Justice may step in.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American DreamYesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Congressman Cummings Says DOJ To Tour Baltimore JailMaryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says the Justice Department will visit a Baltimore jail where the lawmaker has been calling for better oversight of juvenile detention.
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