Editorial: Clean up BPD internal affairs

We have gotten more evidence recently that the Baltimore Police Department has a long way to go in rooting out bad behavior by its officers. The first came in the latest consent decree report that found that investigations into misconduct have improved but are still “deficient.” Then there was the investigation by Sun reporter Kevin Rector that revealed that, since 2016, internal affairs has allowed 76 inquiries into complaints against officers expire. Basically, there are officers walking around who could very well be guilty of breaking the law and violating the rights of citizens. We have said consistently that weeding out the dirty cops is key to regaining trust in the community and ultimately cleaning up crime. (Balt. Sun)

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