Pittsburgh’s Historic Police Decree ‘Did Not Stick’

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The first federal consent decree for police reform was an 83-paragraph court-enforced agreement in 1997 that turned Pittsburgh into a widely emulated model department, for a time. Since then, there have been decrees in 19 other cities, from little Steubenville, Oh., and Ferguson, Mo., to Los Angeles, Seattle and, as of Friday, Baltimore, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!