What we like about Baltimore Police Commissioner Harrison’s crime plan, and one thing we’re worried about

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s new crime plan isn’t wildly inventive. It doesn’t espouse cutting-edge theories of policing, and in many respects it echoes ideas his predecessors (or their critics) have been talking about for years. But the very obvious nature of some of the prescriptions the report describes — like the idea that in 2019, officers should not have to drive back to the district station to file reports on paper — underscores the reality that in many respects, “the basics” are not something the BPD needs to get back to but rather are a standard to which we still must aspire. (Balt. Sun)

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