Baltimore Justice Report

OSI hosts “Understanding Addiction” training for Baltimore Police

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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On Thursday, OSI-Baltimore hosted its second “Understanding Addiction” training for Baltimore police officers and cadets. As The Guardian reported in its story about the training, the officers and cadets heard from people who had been directly impacted by police abuse, including Heaven Godley, who described being beaten by officers and denied medical treatment for three days. They also heard from ¬†experts in addiction, harm reduction, and treatment, including Scott Nolen, director of OSI’s Drug Addiction Treatment program..

The training sessions (read about the first one here) are part of the “History of Baltimore” curriculum initiated by Commissioner Davis, which also includes sessions on segregation, the LGBTQ community, African-American culture, among other things.

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