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Baltimore City Consent Decree, USA v. Police Department of Baltimore City, et al., 17-cv-0099-JKB

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City, et al., 17-cv-0099-JKB.

The United States of America filed a complaint against the Police Department of Baltimore City and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for declaratory and injunctive relief under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The City denies the allegations.  A joint motion and memorandum filed by the parties requests that the Court enter a proposed Consent Decree addressing the claims set forth in the complaint.  

The Court is soliciting public comment concerning the proposed Consent Decree.  Any person wishing to provide written comments may do so in the manner described in the attached order by March 7, 2017.  Additionally, the Court will be holding a Public Fairness Hearing on April 6, 2017.  Please see the attached order for more details.