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Three Years Under Consent Decree

Elvert Barnes

Three years ago, Baltimore and the U.S. Justice Department entered into the consent decree, committing the city to enact sweeping reforms to end unconstitutional policing and restore community trust.

We ask Kenneth Thompson, head of the team monitoring the consent decree, for a progress report. Where does the timeline of reforms stand? How has changing leadership impacted the process? Read the newly-released BPD Community Policing Plan here.

And Ashiah Parker, executive director of the No Boundaries Coalition, a resident-led group in Central West Baltimore, describes a breakdown in communication.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.