By Tre Ward-Team Reporter
BALTIMORE —Baltimore is moving forward with steps to potentially place the police force back under the city’s control. Six community members were sworn in this evening as part of the first-ever Local Control Advisory Board.
Baltimore City has the only local government in Maryland that doesn’t have control over its police department — something that could change after more than a century. The six new members were all selected from the community by Mayor Brandon Scott. The Board is aimed at studying the potential transition of the Baltimore Police Department from state to local control, which hasn’t happened since 1860.