Consent Decree

Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018
Residents who witnessed police beating an East Baltimore man say the disturbing images show a department that is not responding to reform efforts or the need to improve relations with the community

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner’s interview with Sean Yoes about his book, ‘Baltimore After Freddie Gray’

Even Under Federal Monitoring, American Police Ignore the Law

August 6, 2018

A scathing report from the monitors tasked with reporting on the Baltimore Police Department’s compliance with a federal consent decree found the dysfunctional agency violated the law after the shooting of homicide detective Sean Suiter

On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless

July 30, 2018

Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

Can a New Baltimore Police Commissioner Fix a Corrupt Department?

January 21, 2018

The firing of Chief Kevin Davis and the appointment of Darryl DeSousa to replace him raises questions about the ability of an agency under a federal consent decree to right itself

Juvenile Arrest Numbers Indicate Return to Zero Tolerance

January 2, 2018

Report shows dramatic spike in arrests for ‘nuisance’ crimes

Public Demands Consent Decree Monitoring Team Get Out of the Seats and Into the Streets

November 30, 2017

Citizens express frustration at the first public meeting of the team set up to oversee the agreement between the Department of Justice and the Baltimore Police Department

Is Police Reform Even Possible? A TRNN Discussion

November 11, 2017

TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis lead a discussion on efforts to reform policing in Baltimore at Towson University, and some of the obstacles to reform they’ve uncovered in their reporting

The Real Baltimore

September 19, 2017
After Judge James Bredar handpicked a group to monitor the consent decree between the Baltimore Police and the Department of Justice, one of the finalists says community input was ignored, setting a bad precedent going forward