DOJ Policing Investigations Focusing on Early Intervention

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The U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of Baltimore police rebuked the agency for an entrenched culture of discriminatory policing. Justice investigators singled out a core failure: Baltimore’s system for identifying troubled officers was broken and existed in name only. Justice found that critical disciplinary records were excluded from its early intervention system, that police supervisors often intervened only after an officer’s behavior became egregious and that when they did, the steps they took were inadequate. The problems . . .

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