Yesterday, Tara Huffman, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice program, joined Michael A. Wood, Jr., retired Baltimore police officer and USMC veteran, and Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Baltimore Bloc on the Marc Steiner show for a discussion on the consent decree between the city and the Department of Justice announced last week.
Huffman stressed that it’s important to understand, both for those who are proponents of policing reform and those who think that “policing in Baltimore City is just fine,” that while a consent decree is “not a panacea,” which will solve everything, it is an important tool to effect constitutional policy in Baltimore City with regard to policing.
Listen to the segment here.
Read OSI-Baltimore’s statement about the consent decree here.