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Baltimore Police unveil new policies on stopping and searching residents to comply with federal consent decree

February 11, 2021

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced Wednesday that the department has implemented a new “stops, searches and arrests” policy as it works to eliminate unconstitutional interactions with the public and comply with a federal consent decree. Harrison said at a morning press conference that the new policy went into affect this week and requires officers to be trained on a variety of matters, including what constitutes “reasonable, articulable suspicion” for an officer to stop a resident. The policy also covers when officers should subject residents to a weapons pat down.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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