This week, the Civilian Oversight Task Force—the all-volunteer panel tasked with reviewing civilian oversight of the Baltimore Police Department as part of the city’s Consent Decree with the Department of Justice—approved a set of principals that include a “vastly expanded role for community members in an array of police matters, including the handling of officer misconduct,” according to the Baltimore Sun.

The task force will now seek public input on its recommendations before making them final. According to the document of principals, the panel wants “independent, comprehensive civilian oversight of the police that is rooted in accountability, transparency, racial equity, and transformative justice.”

One way that OSI has supported the consent decree process is by funding administrative support for the task force.

 

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