Informing the Community | Update on Revising BPD's Use of Force Policy

In accordance with the consent decree, DOJ and BPD are seeking input on BPD policies.  Although the initial comment period has expired for BPD's Use of Force policy, BALT has provided feedback on the latest draft of the policy.  DOJ’s draft policy revisions for Policy 1115 Use of Force mostly address BALT’s initial recommendations for BPD policy reform.

BALT calls on the BPD to implement de-escalation techniques and training, improve crisis intervention and response, and increase transparency and accountability.

Community Forums for Consent Decree Independent Monitor Finalists

The first community forum will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Baltimore City Community College (Fine Arts Auditorium, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215), from 6-8PM.

The second community forum will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Morgan State University (Student Center, 2nd floor, Ballroom C, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251), from 6-8PM.

Submit Your Comments to DOJ and the City

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you as a resident of Baltimore who is concerned about the unconstitutional and discriminatory behavior of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). I have a vested interested in the consent decree and in ensuring that the voices of impacted residents are heard throughout the process. To that end (include your thoughts or Sample Talking Points from below here.)


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