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Baltimore Police employee fired after background check missed gun charge, is ‘person of interest’ in homicide investigation

April 21, 2022

A civilian employee of the Baltimore Police Department was fired after a background investigation failed to turn up a past gun charge and the employee was identified as a “person of interest” in a homicide investigation, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Wednesday. The incident prompted Mayor Brandon Scott to call for a “comprehensive review of BPD’s civilian hiring practices,” just a week after his administration and Harrison announced plans to expand the number of civilians within a department that has struggled to hire enough new officers.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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