BALTIMORE (AP) — A newspaper reports that Baltimore Police Department internal affairs investigations rarely conclude that officers used excessive force.
The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday on the findings of its analysis of more than three years’ worth of data obtained through the Maryland Public Information Act.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck On Crain Highway
The story says internal affairs investigations often take longer than they should and mostly conclude without proving or disproving the officer’s alleged misconduct.READ MORE: Andrew Beavers, Son Of Cybersecurity Executive Juanita Koilpillai, Arrested For Her Murder
The newspaper reports that nearly 80 percent of excessive-force complaints were not sustained, a rate more than twice as high as that found in a national study by the U.S. Justice Department.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who took over last year, says his administration has been overhauling internal affairs and improving the system for flagging officers who routinely draw misconduct complaints.MORE NEWS: Man Killed In Hit-And-Run In Downtown Baltimore
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