The US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), and the Consent Decree Monitoring Team are currently in the process of reviewing and revising the BPD’s policies and procedures as part of the ongoing implementation of the Consent Decree and are looking for community input on how to improve and strengthen these policies.
Community members are encouraged to share their thoughts and perspectives on what you think BPD’s policies should look like. Below are links to draft policies, as well as the date for which the public comment period ends.
Body Worn Cameras: https://www.powerdms.com/public/BALTIMOREMD/documents/349747 (Public Comment Period ends May 3, 2018)
Fair and Impartial Policing: https://www.powerdms.com/public/BALTIMOREMD/documents/349731 (Public Comment Period ends May 15, 2018)
Transportation of Passengers: https://www.powerdms.com/public/BALTIMOREMD/documents/55003 (Public Comment Period ends May 25, 2018)
Stops & Searches: https://www.powerdms.com/public/BALTIMOREMD/documents/51035 (Public Comment Periods ends May 30, 2018)
Additional BPD policies that are currently going through a similar review and draft process can be found here: https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/draft-policies
Please provide suggestions during the corresponding comment period so that the DOJ will have time to consider and incorporate all of the feedback received. You can email them at Baltimore.Consent.Decree@usdoj.gov.