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Baltimore Police should spend less time in their vehicles and more time on the street, report says

August 16, 2023
Policeman watching the St Patrick's parade

After decades of discriminatory policing eroded trust in scores of neighborhoods across the city, the Baltimore Police Department is continuing an uphill battle to establish good relationships with residents. But it has a long way to go, according to a recent report on the agency’s efforts to implement “community policing.” The report, which was completed as part of the department’s federally mandated consent decree, found that staffing shortages “continue to be a barrier” in establishing community trust through more proactive policing efforts.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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