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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, February 5, 2018

"The jaw-dropping fall of an elite Baltimore police unit validates the need for federal oversight"

Radley Balko has this story in The Washington Post. In part:

Back in the summer of 2016, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released the report from its investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. I wrote at the time that it was one of the worst such reports I’d ever seen. Still is. It described routine harassment and discrimination, habitual violations of constitutional rights, and little to no oversight, transparency or accountability. The report brought a sense of vindication for residents of Baltimore who have long complained about the city’s policing.

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So let’s cut back to the present. There’s currently a police corruption trial going on in Baltimore. Ex-cops are testifying at that trial. And man, they’re saying some things[.]

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